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US Air Force abandons $3 billion worth of drones

 
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US Air Force abandons $3 billion worth of drones
huh?


Air Force abandons $3 billion worth of drones

It has been quite an expensive week for the US Air Force. Not only did Congress halt funding on a surveillance blimp project that they already invested $140 million in, but now the Pentagon says $3 billion worth of drones could be canned as well.

The United States military has already ordered a dozen unmanned surveillance drones at a combined cost of $3 billion, but realizing that the stealth, high-tech spy crafts aren’t as capable as the antiquated, old-school planes already in their arsenal, the Pentagon is pulling the plug in terms of acquiring any more.

In addition to ending the acquisition of Global Hawk Block 30 drones that the military had planned for, the Air Force will take the 18 they’ve already received, leaving them to hang around the hangar for now.

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03/03/2012 01:14 AM
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They wont be hanging out in a hanger. These will be gifted out to state agencies under secret to be lost in the shuffle of bureaucracy.
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they've worked out they can be brought down with a jammer like the one in Iran
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That will upset Dr Ahmadinejad , he was going to start a collection .
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Re: US Air Force abandons $3 billion worth of drones
they've worked out they can be brought down with a jammer like the one in Iran
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FUCK. They finally figured that out? Damn.

I said that from the first time I heard of the Global Hawk.

These drones should be easy as pie to take control of.

Fucking stupid ass govt.
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Re: US Air Force abandons $3 billion worth of drones
Anyone looking for some good references, articles and up-to-date info on drones, I can recommend:


The Menace of Present & Future Drone Warfare
[link to richardfalk.wordpress.com]


Drone Wars UK

[link to dronewarsuk.wordpress.com]

Drone Wars Report (Full)
[link to dronewarsuk.wordpress.com]
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The drones and hardware still have the Zero Point virus that cannot be purged.

More to this story then what you read.

Everything canned is now parts for the future.
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