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Private Matter24 Sep 2013 11:24 a.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 DuBray Inactive Member24 Sep 2013 11:54 a.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.

Private Matter24 Sep 2013 12:00 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 4:02 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 4:08 p.m. PST

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

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