I don't know if this is a simulator or the real thing, I would tend to think a simulator. But these can be controlled from around the world.
There have been reports on "Future Weapons" I believe about the drones. They will fly home all by themselves if communication is lost. These are going to save a lot of soldiers lives!
Love the technology as it does save lives of GI's but what would happen if we lost the satellite links?
I do believe some countries have the ability to destroy satellites. Just thinking is all. For every weapon system there is a counter measure either on the ground or the drawing table.