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(C|Net)   By 2015 a network of unmanned drones will be dogfighting in the sky   (news.cnet.com) divider line 25
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2012-06-22 11:02:50 AM
I for one welcome . . . . .
 
2012-06-22 11:04:56 AM
Well, at least they're not manned drones.
 
2012-06-22 11:05:29 AM
The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots
 
2012-06-22 11:07:56 AM

Girl Pants: The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots


So in the twelve seconds it took me to google the proper wording, ctrl+c, and alt+tab back, you had gotten here first.
 
2012-06-22 11:10:10 AM
The important thing, senorpogo, is that we both had the same idea.

/great minds, etc
 
2012-06-22 11:16:06 AM
Skynet?
 
2012-06-22 11:18:36 AM

Grapple: Skynet?


th07.deviantart.net
 
2012-06-22 11:21:03 AM
How much for tickets? Airborne robot wars!
 
2012-06-22 11:27:27 AM
i569.photobucket.com

What a non-human drone might look like
 
2012-06-22 11:28:03 AM
I'm glad we have the South Koreans on our side now that piloting/fighting is going to take play on a remote PC.
 
2012-06-22 11:30:11 AM
Don't care, as long as we have hoverboards by then.......
 
2012-06-22 11:44:10 AM
And not so long after that will come the toner wars.
 
2012-06-22 11:53:36 AM
www.american-buddha.com
 
2012-06-22 12:10:18 PM
Or your kids could dogfight right now using their iPhones.
 
2012-06-22 12:13:41 PM
It's what they do after they are finished dog fighting that I'm worried about.
blogs.discovermagazine.com
 
2012-06-22 12:19:09 PM
Luckily I will have a couple years of experience in fighting these drones by then, care of Black Ops 2.
 
2012-06-22 12:19:43 PM
To build and maintain those robots.

deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-22 12:30:16 PM
img842.imageshack.us

This isn't going to go over well...
/Q&D
 
2012-06-22 01:40:42 PM
where's d-bag, retired military. defense contractor dude who always shows up in the military hardware threads (most specifically about why we should continue spending billions on manned jets because 'drones could never work/dogfight?) looks like your military industrial complex left you out of the loop dude
 
2012-06-22 01:55:24 PM
Just stick a bunch of kids in the ISS and let the problem take care of itself.
 
2012-06-22 02:03:34 PM
We have always been at war with Vendikar
 
2012-06-22 05:17:48 PM
"At some point, we left the present and entered the future."
 
2012-06-23 01:43:35 AM
And the smart country will figure out where the command center that controls the enemy's drones is, and bomb it.
 
2012-06-23 08:51:56 AM
Except that's assuming that the US will ever pick a fight with a country that can afford to support any sort of air force.
 
2012-06-23 11:18:26 AM

bencoon: Except that's assuming that the US will ever pick a fight with a country that can afford to support any sort of air force.


Except, as pointed out in the article, drones are becoming cheap enough that a country can afford a fleet of them before they can afford their first modern fighter or bomber.

It's the MIRV strategy. Think of it this way - a swarm of coordinated remote controlled helicopters with grenades strapped to them is much harder to stop than something than one plane that costs ten times as much (and delivers 100x the firepower) but can be shot down by America's far superior air power.

Also, the training and time costs on the pilots is much more in range of poorer countries.

This is why they are going to be doing war games with a hundred drones instead just a few.
 
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