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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16857 posts, RR: 51
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

This opens up so many possibilities, they could loiter on target almost indefinitely.

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/fu...efuel-themselves-mid-air-1C6320770


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User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

Interesting! This shows that in the end the U.S will have the capability of sustaining a military operation without humans. This opens up possibilities for defence and air dominance across the globe.

It might be cheaper to skip humans all together as long as we do not need boots on the ground. Of course in a major attack boots on the ground to mark targets are still needed.

The future will be interesting.



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

And they carry the world's smallest boom operator...


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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 3):
And they carry the world's smallest boom operator...

We care about the small people!

C.H Svanberg


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3925 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting oykie (Reply 1):
Interesting! This shows that in the end the U.S will have the capability of sustaining a military operation without humans. This opens up possibilities for defence and air dominance across the globe.

It might be cheaper to skip humans all together as long as we do not need boots on the ground. Of course in a major attack boots on the ground to mark targets are still needed.

The future will be interesting.

This sounds horribly Dr. Strangelove to me.

It is well that war is so terrible -- otherwise politicians whould grow too fond of it.



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
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