posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 07:12 PM
"American scientists and engineers are researching a new generation of UAV's that would be nuclear-powered. Why do this? They would have the capacity
to stay over a target area for months and only be limited by the ordinance they could drop on a potential foe. They would be similar to a nuclear
attack submarine but not limited to the amount of food on-board.
The article notes: “The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories – the U.S. government's principal
nuclear research and development agency – and defense contractor Northrop Grumman, were designed to increase flying time ‘from days to months’
while making more power available for operating equipment, according to a project summary published by Sandia,” the paper reported.
Such a proposal would have the power to create a drone with vastly more powerful capabilities than anything seen before. There is only one problem,
what happens if a nuclear drone ever crashed or was shot down?"
edit on 4-4-2012 by travis911 because: hit wrong button