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(Fox News)   US Navy unveils its first full drone squadron, three of which are already on suspension for buzzing the tower   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2013-05-02 11:19:31 AM  
6 votes:
10 Receive flight plan
20 Take off
30 Process flight plan
40 return to base
50 goto 10
60 Get over Macho Grande

uh oh
2013-05-02 10:22:28 AM  
5 votes:
FTA: the [unmanned] squadron will be aboard the Navy's new littoral combat ship

Unmanned?  Shouldn't there be one little man in that boat?
2013-05-02 10:47:59 AM  
2 votes:
And one Admiral's daughter (Penny Benjamin)
2013-05-02 08:44:08 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-05-02 01:07:19 PM  
1 vote:

Squeebee: What I would love to see is some of this drone technology in the hands of the Coast Guard. Someone swept overboard? Pleasure craft lost at sea? Deploy a set of high-speed drones that fly programmed search patterns that can locate them within a matter of minutes.

And strafe 'em in the water! Oops, wrong drone...
2013-05-02 10:49:04 AM  
1 vote:

lymond01: Recalling, once again, the original Star Trek episode where two countries fight with computer simulations to preserve their infrastructure (roads, buildings, libraries, schools, etc). So humans get a warning their area has been hit, then all affected walk into an incinerator.


Kirk, at the end, blows up one of their computers. The leader says, now the other side will think we are really attacking! There will be destruction, mayhem, horror!

To which Kirk replies, then you will know war and knowing war, you may choose to end it.

And this is where we are heading -- we are preserving the US soldiers but using drones means it doesn't cost us anything to kill. At least when we put our own people in harm's way, we might consider not fighting at all. Now we can accidentally obliterate children with impunity.

So long as they aren't white, Jebus-loving, 'Murikan children, who really cares?
2013-05-02 10:44:28 AM  
1 vote:

SpdrJay: Hmmmmm.....what they need now is an artificially intelligent computer system to control many more drones.

A system like that would be very expensive. The drones should be programmed to protect it at all costs.
2013-05-02 10:30:29 AM  
1 vote:

ChipNASA: UNC_Samurai: The Navy also gave reporters a look at HUQ-1's drone command system:

[www.txis.com image 850x647]


Meh. They just scream and leap.
2013-05-02 10:19:36 AM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: The Navy also gave reporters a look at HUQ-1's drone command system:

[www.txis.com image 850x647]

2013-05-02 09:07:25 AM  
1 vote:
The Navy also gave reporters a look at HUQ-1's drone command system:

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