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Nick Ryan Silver badge

Re: Drones

Yes, unmanned air vehicles are the future of air warfare. Largely because the effort in keeping a meatsack alive (and concious, which is even harder) in a high speed plane really puts constraints on the plane's weight and aerodynamics. Comparitively inexpensive unmanned aircraft can be smaller, perform much more vigorous evasive maneuvers and there are considerably less unhappy people at home when one crashes or is shot down - they also allow the use of "swarm" type tactics.

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