posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 12:37 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Hacking is the wrong word to use when talking about UAVs. They aren't hacked, where they are under someone else's control. The GPS is taken over,
and false coordinates are put in (at least on the civilian version). With the RQ-170, it's believed that the GPS was jammed, which put it into a sort
of safe mode (if there wasn't another malfunction which still hasn't been said officially), and it crashed while in that mode (it definitely crash
landed, you an clearly see damage to the underside).
The X-47, and others of their type are going to be semi-autonomous, which means there are fewer signals to jam, and fewer access points. With an
encrypted GPS signal, there is no way to get in through the GPS, which is how they "hacked" the one in front of the DHS last year. They couldn't get
in any other way, except through the GPS. Fix that access point, and the problem goes away.
But even if you crash an X-47 type UAV into a carrier, it will take it and look for more. When they sank the America, they did an explosives test on
board, and she stood up to everything they threw at her, until they finally fired off the scuttling charges. And they hit her with some big
edit on 7/12/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)