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Tests by the US special forces of a radical, new-technology robot helicopter equipped with a radar intended to penetrate jungle canopies from above, have been terminated after a trials aircraft crashed in Belize. The A160T unmanned helicopter equipped with FORESTER radar. Credit: Boeing If the imperial stormtroopers had had …

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Just Kill It!

Since when did Nike start building BlackOps kit?

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This is why..

...if you spend millions on experimental hardware - you build 2 of them.

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Or possibly at least six

since this would appear to be the latest in a line of prangs. It would be interesting to know how many of these prototypes/test craft they have flying if they've managed to crash six but are going to carry on with the program.

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FAIL

Are they wonder if Boeing ...

gives a warranty that these things will fly or whether these crashes will simply lead to further orders.

Imagine this aircraft's vulnerability if it was operating in a theatre of war! I guess helicopters are a little more complex to fly than six when it roams are in Pakistan.

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Wah?

Say that again?

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Unhappy

90/10

90 per cent of the objectives of the Belize trials had been met

But the sadly the 10% of objectives left unmet included the ability to remain airborne.

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Paris Hilton

10% of objectives would be....

the ability to land without breaking!

Paris because she always knows what to do on landing.

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Joke

This raises the philosophical question...

... If a US Special Ops stealthy whirlybird crashes in the forest, and there's nobody left alive to hear it, does it make sound?

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Anonymous Coward

Best subtitle yet

"Jungle man-sniff radar spybird totalled in prang" - wizard!

I just wonder if I can work it into a conversation.

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WTF?

This is just a chopper for....

....the rich into dogging!

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Big Brother

Belize?

Since when have the Americans owned Belize? Somebody tell Lord Ashcroft!

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