X-47B - the future of autonomous aerial warfare

mike_cos

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Northrop Grumman strikes again!...

Video http://rutube.ru/tracks/4063579.html?v=333628553731e27610061339c56b65ab
Video http://www.reuters.com/news/video/story?videoId=187012362&videoChannel=2602

Note that russian video is dated 4.02.2011 reuters video is dated 11.02.2011...

I love this bird!

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amlove21

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Cant wait to see this bad boy..... fly ISR? Be operated by a 20 yr old in a hangar near LV and collect wartime pay? Um, make an appearance in a SAWEET movie starring Sean William Scott?

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I wonder how much money is spent so far on this bad boy- personally, I would like an inventory of C-130's that fly, I dont know, 50% of the time as opposed to this new "high speed" crap.
 

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military is becoming more and more like the movie stealth, soon we're gonna have a squadron of jessica biels runnin around....not that that would be a bad thing on the eyes
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Cant wait to see this bad boy..... fly ISR? Be operated by a 20 yr old in a hangar near LV and collect wartime pay? ...

Looks like they're already planning that in; EO, IR, SAR, and ESM sensors on board. But 6 hours of endurance?? In an ISR role, not impressed.

And I think the Air Force is using rated pilots for their UAVs... I'm sorry I mean RPVs.
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pardus

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Aircraft, tanks etc... we'll see a lot of things go unmanned and remote before long.
It makes sense. That said, I don't think we'll be getting rid of people anytime soon.
 

Casimir

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Aircraft, tanks etc... we'll see a lot of things go unmanned and remote before long.
It makes sense. That said, I don't think we'll be getting rid of people anytime soon.

it will be a frightening day when we remove the human equation from warfare
 
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