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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Oct 2018 7:55 p.m. PST

The U.S. Army is working with industry to implement drone operations that enable high-risk combat missions to be controlled by a U.S.-based pilot, reducing vulnerability to enemy attack and drawing upon advanced satellite networks to improve video feeds…


Stryderg08 Oct 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

Yup, put all the pilots in one place and scatter the drones around the world. No single point of failure there.

The Archer08 Oct 2018 9:14 p.m. PST

Bleeped text stupid idea…. Agreed

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Why not split the pilots in several places? Not a fan of drone combat ops, but still, it keeps pilots safe and accomplishes the missions.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 5:36 a.m. PST

Nothing new, happens already

nickinsomerset09 Oct 2018 9:48 a.m. PST

Launched from Kandahar, into a holding pattern, command and control past to someone in a growbag in the US, been happening for years. Not all systems, most are still controlled from a GCS in theatre,

Tally Ho!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

Reducing vulnerability makes sense, if they can keep the hackers at bay.

I wonder about the time-lag though, of SAT Comms, and how that will affect real-time ops. A few seconds delay could be critical to the success or failure of an operation.

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