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China’s ambitions extend to crippling an enemy’s financial, military and communications capabilities early in a conflict, according to military documents and generals’ speeches that are being analysed by US intelligence officials. Describing what is in effect a new arms race, a Pentagon assessment states that China’s military regards offensive computer operations as “critical to seize the initiative” in the first stage of a war.
It is an unmanned warplane which is designed to fly between continents. It will carry a variety of weapons which will enable it to attack planes and also targets on the ground. It will utilise stealth technology making it difficult to detect and it can be controlled from anywhere in the world via satellite communication
With the inclusion of "full autonomy" the intention is thus for this platform to be able to "think for itself" for a large part of the mission.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Originally posted by NorthStreet1
How much you want to make a bet there is a HEFTY amount of Chinese made Electronics onboard those things .... I'd love to see the origin of content but you know nobody is talking about it.edit on 7-10-2011 by NorthStreet1 because: (no reason given)
NorthStreet,you would hope they use their own secret chip foundry for all their systems,but Globalization tells us otherwise.
Maybe even drone manufacturers go for cheapo chinese chips sometimes.
That will bite them in the ass maybe.
Local manufacturing is the way,like in the old days!!
The world is upside down these days.
Originally posted by gunshooter
reply to post by Afterthought
Is this kind of what you are referring to? I read this not that long ago. Very interesting article.