The UMass Drone Database Project is focused on exploring the casualties inflicted by US drone strikes in Pakistan by analyzing various media reports from both Pakistani and Global Newspapers.
This database has been used to support articles published by its developers, Avery Plaw, Matthew Fricker and Brian Glyn Williams. Each strike has been recorded and examined by the three aforementioned specialists to ensure strict adherence to their methodology.
The design of the icon is based on a blueprint of an actual drone. The UMass Drone Database Project focuses on the targeted killings by drones, which is why the icon is placed within a target-like form.