posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 03:43 AM
Absolutely agree - that paranoia and ITAR restrictions reduce foreign sales.
But dont think only smerican technology cuts it, its just cheaper, some of the software code in a certain British BAsEd company is much smarter than
your Drones, they are designed to fly in high population air space over non combatants.
Any programmer can write a UAV script to fly GPS routes and only midly care about crashing on a civilian housing estate, the UAVs have area
recognition capability to pick emergency landing strips autonomously, to recognise terrain, targets and threat autonomously, not just pilot controlled
Not saying the US isnt developing that either.
France and UK have been working on a joint development program for a long time, 16 reapers is a great stop gap until they can agree a common
production requirement of a 2 Gen UAV (Ie - not a drone).
edit on 28-8-2013 by IamSirDrinksalot because: (no reason given)