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Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2013 12:24 p.m. PST

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Training targets or perhaps decoys in an all out air strike? Just think how these can be used.

Ron W DuBray24 Sep 2013 12:54 p.m. PST

I don't under stand why this is in the news, they have been flying RC full sized aircraft since 1943 as targets, as weapons, as decoys, etc.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2013 1:00 p.m. PST

Yea, but at Mach 1.47? My first thought is to send these in armed HARM munitions followed by the main strike with crewed planes may help reduce casualties among the flak catchers. Just a thought.

Sergeant Paper24 Sep 2013 5:02 p.m. PST

What the hell? This is NOT news, drone aircraft have served as targets for decades.

The Beeb evidently can't read any of the numerous unclassified sources (like Aviation Week, or Janes) that have mentioned drone targets.

Sergeant Paper24 Sep 2013 5:08 p.m. PST

And for the "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots" -- scorn… slight regard, contempt.

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