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Posted: 1/3/2003 8:15:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:43:37 PM EST
I wonder if the military goes in under cover to recover some of the more important parts of the wreckage after a crash in enemy territory?
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:31:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:35:52 AM EST
BFD. Go buy some more.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:44:55 AM EST
Actually they're kinda looked at as expendable, and rightly so. Granted we don't want to loose any, but if we do it's $100,000 compared to a $40 million jet and it's crew.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 11:58:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2003 11:59:23 AM EST by Rescue35]
"falling PEDATORS" ??????? Are those the new [b]WALKING[/b]drones? R35
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 2:15:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER: ... it's $100,000 compared to a $40 million jet and it's crew.
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Yeah! Aren't we still looking for some guy that went down in Desert Storm? To say nothing for all the MIA aircrews from the Vietnam War. We've lost nearly half of our Predetors and not a single servicemember has been injured, lost, captured or killed. Build more.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:55:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2003 9:55:55 PM EST by Ross]
You'll also have to consider that since there is no crew, the operator can expose the aircraft to more hazardous situations in order to accomplish a mission. I would frankly expect a high loss rate of all the drones, because that's what they're for. Lose a drone, no big deal, lose a manned aircraft, VERY big deal. Ross
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