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UAVs for small ships & cadets shooting down UAV's with with cyber rifles

Desert.Rat

Junior Member
#1
This came in my email today. Looks like everyone is on the UAV bandwagon which I'm sure the FAA knew was coming down the pipe and were encouraged to make it tough for any small companies to get there foot in the door. Its all about the money, and when someone says its not about money, its safety, then you can be sure its all about the money. Just look who makes the most profit and you can identify where the insane laws are being directed from.

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/unmanned-vehicles


West Point cadets are shooting down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with cyber rifles

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makattack

Winter is coming
Moderator
Mentor
#2
Heh, the military has long been in the UAV World... since WWI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_unmanned_aerial_vehicles

What I do find funny is how the terms change as technology progresses. I once worked on a project in the early nineties involving "UUAV's" - Unmanned Undersea Autonomous Vehicles. But because aerial UAV's got more popular, they shortened it to UUV.

They were originally developed for mine hunting, and coastal mapping, but it doesn't take much to see how they can be used for submarine hunting.

Heck, if you look now, there's even a UUV that can go back and forth between a UAV and UUV.
 
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