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These UAVs — some in development, some testing, and some already in service — are part of a global competition to gain aerial superiority.
Originally posted by Treespeaker
Ive worked air frames. . . the only thing missing is probally the thing thats the most frightening.
Make these self repairing and you are in business, works with every machine. .
If we make a self repairing manufacturing line we also would be boss.
cheers, love yer vibe btw
I found this article that gives us a look at what they are ready to show the public - God knows what they aren't showing. This is to me the scariest development in warfare since the development of bioweapons.
I think bioweapons are much scarier. The targeting is not nearly as selective.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Sharp-eyed dog walkers along the San Francisco Bay waterfront might have spotted a strange-looking plane zipping overhead recently that looked strikingly like the U.S. stealth drone captured by Iran in December. A few key differences: The flying wing seen over Berkeley is a fraction of the size of the CIA's waylaid aircraft. And it's made of plastic foam. But in some ways, it's just like a real spy plane.
New details are emerging about the arrest federal authorities made of a 26-year-old Massachusetts man whom they claim plotted to pack remote controlled planes with C-4 explosives and mount simultaneous terrorist attacks against the Pentagon and Capitol building
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by Phage
We've seen the dragonfly and hummingbird model drones that look and move surprisingly like their natural counterparts. Nanotech is growing at leaps and bounds. How small are they going to go? Down the size of flies would be my best guess. What's stopping them from weaponizing tiny drones with bio-weapons that inject a toxin? I believe they already have such in their possession. I'm no industry insider, just someone who can follow patterns and draw logical conclusions, not much imagination required.
edit on 11-6-2012 by Asktheanimals because: corrections