Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Lethal Aerial Drones

There's something very scary in this vision of the future:

As for aerospace, he said the Pentagon would be looking for aircraft with longer ranges, and, therefore, did not need ships or nearby bases for them to land. Increasingly, the Pentagon will be depending on unmanned aerial vehicles, which can work longer hours than piloted craft and do not put Air Force lives at risk. In the future, he said, unmanned craft will be used not only for surveillance, as they are in Iraq, but for combat as well.

Excerpt from:
[LESLIE WAYNE, "Contractors Are Warned: Cuts Coming for Weapons," New York Times, December 27, 2005]


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