Capt. James Engdahl is director of the X-47B Project, which develops drones for the U.S. military. (CBS News)
Navy Official: Drones Will Only Get More Advanced -- CBS
(CBS News) The technology behind drones is developing rapidly. Today, drones used to attack targets are flown by remote control by pilots on the ground. But a new generation has no pilot at all. They can be completely guided by computer.
A new type of vehicle being developed by the Navy looks like stealth bomber and could probably carry 4,000 pounds of weapons, but there's no pilot in the cockpit. Navy Capt. Jaime Engdahl is director of what's called the X-47B Project.
"It is an autonomous vehicle so it's flying itself ... It's a very unique aircraft," Engdahl said.
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My Comment: And Capt. James Engdahl is right. We are at the cusp of a new age in drones and drone warfare.