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(Popular Science)   Drones are cute and all, but real military tech geeks won't be satisfied until we get an autonomous Blackhawk helicopter and...wait, you mean it's already here? Ooh-rah   (popsci.com) divider line 34
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2012-12-07 09:04:36 AM
Marines use Blackhawks?
 
2012-12-07 09:10:24 AM
umm .. i might be mistaken but isn't it Hoo-Rah?
 
2012-12-07 09:19:42 AM

King Something: Marines use Blackhawks?


They don't? I thought all the branches used them in some capacity or another. Or at least it's navy variant.
 
2012-12-07 09:24:58 AM
So all the terrorists need is some dynamite and electromagnets to give our troops a very bad day?
 
2012-12-07 09:33:23 AM

Antimatter: King Something: Marines use Blackhawks?

They don't? I thought all the branches used them in some capacity or another. Or at least it's navy variant.


The Navy has a version of the Blackhawk called the Sea Hawk, which comes in numerous variants. The Coast Guard also uses one of the Sea Hawk variants. I don't know of any that are actually designated as Marine Corps aircraft (the way that some F-18 units are), but there may be some.
 
2012-12-07 09:35:09 AM
Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.
 
2012-12-07 09:36:15 AM
Subby meant Hooah
 
2012-12-07 09:37:49 AM
Interesting enough, seems like an extension of the Firescout program, but I don't see why you would want to automate a manned platform. One of the big advantages of unmanned vehicles is that they can be made smaller and more packed full of sensors/weaponry since they don't have to worry about all those pesky creature comforts. Something like this would require all the standard human safety factors compounded with additional failsafes reflecting the fact that you no longer have a pilot physically in the cockpit. Interesting proof of technology, but I don't think it will get very far.
 
2012-12-07 09:40:43 AM

StrangeQ: Interesting enough, seems like an extension of the Firescout program, but I don't see why you would want to automate a manned platform. One of the big advantages of unmanned vehicles is that they can be made smaller and more packed full of sensors/weaponry since they don't have to worry about all those pesky creature comforts. Something like this would require all the standard human safety factors compounded with additional failsafes reflecting the fact that you no longer have a pilot physically in the cockpit. Interesting proof of technology, but I don't think it will get very far.


It's a demo project, not part of a POR. You are correct, sir.
 
2012-12-07 09:43:42 AM
uh? howabout better drones?
 
2012-12-07 09:46:05 AM

utah dude: uh? howabout better drones?


If you read the article, it mentions that this is a demo project. Whatever technology is being demonstrated here could feed into the next generation of aviation technology utilized by the Army. Google technology readiness level for more information.
 
2012-12-07 09:51:11 AM

carej: Subby meant Hooah


We always thought it sounded like Hurrrrr!

/Air Force
 
2012-12-07 10:37:07 AM

StrangeQ: carej: Subby meant Hooah

We always thought it sounded like Hurrrrr!

/Air Force


Isn't there a chair you should be occupying?

Obligatory

scm-l3.technorati.com
 
2012-12-07 10:46:29 AM

Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.


Ok, there's no way you're gonna like me asking this, but what does it matter? It's a noise you make as a general cheer..
 
2012-12-07 10:51:43 AM

Strategeryz0r: StrangeQ: carej: Subby meant Hooah

We always thought it sounded like Hurrrrr!

/Air Force

Isn't there a chair you should be occupying?

Obligatory

[scm-l3.technorati.com image 318x318]


www.technovelgy.com
/this will end well
 
2012-12-07 10:53:55 AM

Mentalpatient87: Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.

Ok, there's no way you're gonna like me asking this, but what does it matter? It's a noise you make as a general cheer..


It's friendly family rivalry.

/Go Army, Beat Navy
// USMC is a component of the Navy.
 
2012-12-07 10:54:50 AM
Ummm, subby is right. It's Ooh-rah.

Semper fi.
 
2012-12-07 10:56:13 AM

youallmakemelaff: Ummm, subby is right. It's Ooh-rah.

Semper fi.


RTFA, Marine Corps not involved in this.
 
2012-12-07 11:01:39 AM

Mentalpatient87: Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.

Ok, there's no way you're gonna like me asking this, but what does it matter? It's a noise you make as a general cheer..


That's like asking what does the difference between a Marine (jarhead), a soldier (grunt), an airman (chairforce) or a sailor (squid) matter, they're all our armed forces. It's the little differences between the services that the individual service members take pride in. You'll often see service members that have gotten out still use some of the common phrases like Hooah, and Hoorah and other former service members notice and recognize those phrases and will often strike up a conversation.

Also, those phrases are used as much more than a general cheer. They're often a catch all phrase when asked a question and the phrase is used as a reply, usually affirming that you understand and will comply. Other times it's used as a motivational phrase.

/former soldier
 
2012-12-07 11:14:31 AM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Mentalpatient87: Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.

Ok, there's no way you're gonna like me asking this, but what does it matter? It's a noise you make as a general cheer..

That's like asking what does the difference between a Marine (jarhead), a soldier (grunt), an airman (chairforce) or a sailor (squid) matter, they're all our armed forces. It's the little differences between the services that the individual service members take pride in. You'll often see service members that have gotten out still use some of the common phrases like Hooah, and Hoorah and other former service members notice and recognize those phrases and will often strike up a conversation.

Also, those phrases are used as much more than a general cheer. They're often a catch all phrase when asked a question and the phrase is used as a reply, usually affirming that you understand and will comply. Other times it's used as a motivational phrase.

/former soldier


And HOOAH gets on my frigging nerves. Mostly because my last major experience in the Army before my ETS was WLC.

/Was a Sergeant.
//WLC Cadre uses the word "Sarn't"
 
2012-12-07 11:23:42 AM

TheotherMIguy: Dingleberry Dickwad: Mentalpatient87: Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.

Ok, there's no way you're gonna like me asking this, but what does it matter? It's a noise you make as a general cheer..

That's like asking what does the difference between a Marine (jarhead), a soldier (grunt), an airman (chairforce) or a sailor (squid) matter, they're all our armed forces. It's the little differences between the services that the individual service members take pride in. You'll often see service members that have gotten out still use some of the common phrases like Hooah, and Hoorah and other former service members notice and recognize those phrases and will often strike up a conversation.

Also, those phrases are used as much more than a general cheer. They're often a catch all phrase when asked a question and the phrase is used as a reply, usually affirming that you understand and will comply. Other times it's used as a motivational phrase.

/former soldier

And HOOAH gets on my frigging nerves. Mostly because my last major experience in the Army before my ETS was WLC.

/Was a Sergeant.
//WLC Cadre uses the word "Sarn't"


Actually had to look up WLC, I didn't realize they'd changed the names of the NCO schools. The cadre I had at PLDC in Graf were sticklers and had fits if you didn't enunciate Sergeant properly.

/now that you mentioned it I do remember Hooah beeing used a lot at PLDC.
 
2012-12-07 11:45:24 AM
I wonder how long it will take USAir to pick up on this technology?
Imagine your flight being piloted by some guy on a computer in India?
Gotta cut cost if you want to stay in business.
 
2012-12-07 12:13:02 PM
It's all awesome until someone steals the "master key" to all of your autonomous drones. 

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-07 12:39:57 PM

PsyLord: It's all awesome until someone steals the "master key" to all of your autonomous drones. 


So you're telling me they found a way to make the plot worse than the last one? I have to applaud that, no matter how sick it makes me.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:33 PM
amoon.ca

Interesting read. Deontological ethics + behavior-based robotics = moral war-bots.
 
2012-12-07 01:08:18 PM
Nick Zerhakker is unimpressed.
 
2012-12-07 01:27:50 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.


I thought is was Whooore

we are talking about thing that go down right?
 
2012-12-07 01:42:57 PM

Mentalpatient87: PsyLord: It's all awesome until someone steals the "master key" to all of your autonomous drones. 

So you're telling me they found a way to make the plot worse than the last one? I have to applaud that, no matter how sick it makes me.


The first one was pretty bad. Because of that, I didn't buy Black Ops 2. I'm just going by what the commercial told me.
 
2012-12-07 02:23:52 PM

Kanemano: Smoky Dragon Dish: Subby, it's HOOAH!!!

Army = HOOAH
USMC = OORAH

Friggin' commie.

I thought is was Whooore

we are talking about thing that go down right?


Ask him:

www.coachtothecontrary.com
 
2012-12-07 02:48:09 PM

PsyLord: Mentalpatient87: PsyLord: It's all awesome until someone steals the "master key" to all of your autonomous drones. 

So you're telling me they found a way to make the plot worse than the last one? I have to applaud that, no matter how sick it makes me.

The first one was pretty bad. Because of that, I didn't buy Black Ops 2. I'm just going by what the commercial told me.


Outside of the original Modern Warfare all the non-historical based CoD games have had dogshiat plots.

Especially MW2 and MW3. They went off the rails straight to crazy town. Though Black Ops' plot may be the apex of stupidity.
 
2012-12-07 04:28:34 PM

Strategeryz0r: PsyLord: Mentalpatient87: PsyLord: It's all awesome until someone steals the "master key" to all of your autonomous drones. 

So you're telling me they found a way to make the plot worse than the last one? I have to applaud that, no matter how sick it makes me.

The first one was pretty bad. Because of that, I didn't buy Black Ops 2. I'm just going by what the commercial told me.

Outside of the original Modern Warfare all the non-historical based CoD games have had dogshiat plots.

Especially MW2 and MW3. They went off the rails straight to crazy town. Though Black Ops' plot may be the apex of stupidity.


I didn't even know they had campaigns. I thought people just bought the for multiplayer.
 
2012-12-07 06:31:38 PM

StrangeQ: Interesting enough, seems like an extension of the Firescout program, but I don't see why you would want to automate a manned platform. One of the big advantages of unmanned vehicles is that they can be made smaller and more packed full of sensors/weaponry since they don't have to worry about all those pesky creature comforts. Something like this would require all the standard human safety factors compounded with additional failsafes reflecting the fact that you no longer have a pilot physically in the cockpit. Interesting proof of technology, but I don't think it will get very far.



Actually, I'm not sure it wouldn't be useful anyway.

Think about a normal Blackhawk having an autopilot like this. It could do everything a regular Blackhawk could do, but also in a an emergency you could send it somewhere by itself, you could send it to park itself in an inaccessible or sheltered place while you're busy and come when called, a novice could make use of it in an emergency, etc. etc.... It would expand the utility of the machine. If it's a matter of squeezing one more PC in some nook or cranny then I could see it at least being an attractive new feature for new helicopters.
 
2012-12-08 07:30:00 AM
Regards to Captain Dunsel.
 
2012-12-10 05:00:17 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: youallmakemelaff: Ummm, subby is right. It's Ooh-rah.

Semper fi.

RTFA, Marine Corps not involved in this.


No shiat, dude. But what's the point of arguing the relevance of "Ooh-rah" vs. "Hoo-ah"? Nothing, except a bunch of old Marines and soldiers blowing off steam. And subby put "ooh-rah" in his tagline, so if anything, you should be complaining to him. Since I won't, I'll just complain to you. :)

/ooh-rah.
 
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