Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Drone Wars


The very same cat that enabled two of Great Satan's hyperpuissant fans to unleash "Shi Lang" upon a world worried about Collectivist China's not so Peaceful Looking Rise - recently got semi sorta kinda psychic all over PACRIM's Info Age Armsrace

"...Imagine a future, for example, in which military power comes in large part from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cyber-attack capabilities and advanced robotics..."

Thinking bout that Attack of the Baby Carriers future sea borne battlefield with hundreds of flying robots sweetly engaged in deadly missions like on both sides!

Future battles means Great Satan has got to get future ready for commanding and dominating that battlefield - and that is a challenge bay bee!

Taiwan has announced ambitious plans for at least two types of killer drones to supplement its aging manned fighter fleet. China, meanwhile, is working on a wide range of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV); the Japanese navy spotted a small, apparently ship-launched drone over a Chinese fleet this summer

"Keep in mind that for the past 20 years, we’ve dominated the airspace where we have fought – what’s been in the air is “ours. This condition won’t last forever. Imagine a contingency where there are hundreds of adversary UAVs operating. Who and how will we be able to detect friend from foe, and how will we effectively engage the ‘bad guys’ while allowing our UAVs and other aircraft to continue their missions?’

‘If these issues aren’t addressed and solved today, we will have some enormous challenges to face when confronted with this kind of a situation for the first time in battle."

Pic - "Eagles and Dragons in the Year of the Rabbit"