So we compare Afghanistan today with Central front in the 80s? Do I sense a logical mistake in your reasoning?
Ok, which UAV systems did NATO have in the 80s?
(it had TV camera for arty targeting)
NATO had the:
Ryan Model 147
AAI RQ-2 Pioneer
General Atomics GNAT
Canadair CL-227 Sentinel
Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH (1960s drone anti-submarine helicopter)
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila