posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:20 AM
Originally posted by Juggernog
Its notable to mention that not only is it unmanned, it is completely autonomous, no pilot at all.. Skynet type system is becoming reality.
That's what the article says but can't it be remotely piloted if they want to override the autonomous program?
It seemed like that was a problem with the fictional skynet...they seemed to have forgotten to put in override systems to stop the autonomous
execution. On the other hand, if it won't accept any external commands, that would prevent an enemy from using jammers or taking control of it, both
of which were suggested as possibilities when Iran downed a US drone shortly after buying some jammers from Russia.
Pilots have always been the weak point of a piloted aircraft, for endurance, maneuverability, etc. It's pretty interesting technology that eliminates
the pilot completely. Now let's see how well it actually works. Since it's experimental, there may be a few bugs to work out.