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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:23 AM

David Pakman: Drones Escalate: Aircraft Carriers Launches Will Widen & Complicate Killings

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Reply David Pakman: Drones Escalate: Aircraft Carriers Launches Will Widen & Complicate Killings (Original post)
WhoIsNumberNone Feb 2013 OP
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #1
Gorp Feb 2013 #2
WhoIsNumberNone Feb 2013 #3
Gorp Feb 2013 #4
WhoIsNumberNone Feb 2013 #5
Gorp Feb 2013 #6

Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:34 AM

1. Pretty clueless in many areas

N-UCAS is what survived of JUCAS. It has been going on for damn near a decade. Google JUCAS for more.

The UAV in question is almost the size of the F-18 but per the released docs has a small ordnance load out. It is mostly for ISR. From its shape it is obviously stealthy.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:56 PM

2. What's the stealth fighter in the center right? It looks a little like an F-117, but not really.

 

I don't know another craft that size with that profile, but it doesn't have rear rudders or the distinctive nose shape of an F-117. Does anyone know?

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Response to Gorp (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:00 PM

3. It's one of the new generation of drones

Notice it has no cockpit either.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:13 PM

4. I did take note of the missing cockpit, but seriously?

 

It's almost the same size as the fighters (a little shorter and a little wider), but I haven't seen anything about a model that looks like that. Does it have a designation? I'm also curious as to why they bothered. The current drones fly under the radar so why bother with stealth technology unless it's a bomber and it's WAY too small for that. Things aren't computing here.


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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:27 PM

6. It's frowning.

 

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