posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 10:19 PM
a reply to: proximo
As fast as they can? You're kidding right? You've never watched the fight over this. The services are fighting tooth and nail against unmanned
vehicles. . I've seen some battles that I fully expected to end in bloodshed. Just look at the Navy UCLASS program.
Originally UCLASS was going to be one of the most advanced uav platforms being flown. Then the Navy started deciding they had manned platforms that
could do portions of the mission as well, so they'd save a little here by removing this or that, until it wasn't much more than a Predator launched
from a carrier.
Now they've essentially killed it in favor of turning it into a tanker that doesn't go far from the ship, with an extremely limited recon and strike