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Air Force Unveils F-16 Drone

Posted on the 27 September 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

Y'all seen this?  Someone in the know tell me if it's a good, or a bad, thing:

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have sent their first unmanned F-16 jet plane into the air — a drone craft test that promises to change the shape of battlefield missions in years to come.

“Now we have a mission-capable, highly sustainable, full-scaled aerial target to take us into the future,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, in Sky News.

The unmanned plane was test-flown by two pilots at a ground control station at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, The New York Post reported.

It was deemed a success.

The drone F-16 performed all of its take-off sequencing, as well as all its simulated maneuvers and flight and landing procedures, the military reported, in a statement to Sky News.

Fascinating stuff... not so sure it's good stuff... but that's based more on gut than anything else.


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