Northrop Grumman X-47B. Photo: Jared Soares/Wired.com
Stealthy, Tiny, Deadly, Global: The Drone Revolution’s Next Phase -- Danger Room
Today's unmanned robotic planes only seem advanced. A decade after the CIA and the Air Force tucked a Hellfire missile under the wing of a Predator drone, much hasn't actually changed: pilots in air-conditioned boxes remotely control much of the armed drone fleet; the robo-planes are easy for an enemy to spot; the weapons they fire weigh about the same; as much as they love the skies, they take refuge on dry land; and they're built around traditional airframes like planes and helicopters. Yawn.
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My Comment: An brief summary on what is in the pipeline for drone development.