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The UK armed forces are looking to make a shift away from fossil fuels and into a range of alternative energy sources, according to reports. This is born as much from concerns over prices and security of supplies as any green motivation. The Sunday Times reports that Paul Stein, MoD science/tech honcho, outlined the new camo- …

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Pirate

Unmanned bombers

"Blighty will develop a small robot stealth bomber able to fly an entire mission including weapons delivery without human input."

What could possibly go wrong?

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Anonymous Coward

Taranis = bloody good fun

In Eve that is - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7--f3_-kRU

Tenuous connection but a fun video for a boring Monday :-)

Almost (but not quite) makes me want to play again....

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Happy

The Royal Navy.

Being out at sea away from obstructions most of the time, maybe they should consider wind power.

Oh, wait a minute............

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Coat

Small, unmanned robot stealth bomber ....

Otherwise known as a "missile". Umm, we've had these for quite a while, chaps ...

Cruise missiles have long range and loiter time, so what is the point of spending money on the aforesaid bomber? Gung-ho types will tell you the integrated sensor package and target discrimination logic will make for a more effective mission, per kilogram of ordnance carried. Then again, you could just use a grunt with GPS and a radio (or datalink, these days) to do your spotting at a fraction of the cost and with greater accuracy. It never ceases to amaze me that "we" always choose the most amazingly expensive way to do something.

Ah, but wait, this actually does make sense if you factor in the ability to control them by SkyNet ..... yes, that's it, just one more step toward the inevitable annihilation of the human race by autonomous killing machines.

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Anonymous Coward

Nuke power war ships?

If they already use nuclear powered subs what’s the problem behind using the same technology for war ships? This could create the lowest carbon emission navies in the world then

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