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Drones See, Smell Evil From Above ["save the Whales" technology used for Operation Iraqi Freedom]
Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Mar. 24, 2003 PT | Noah Shachtman

Posted on 03/27/2003 5:01:54 PM PST by jpthomas

Edited on 06/29/2004 7:09:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The 8-foot-long, sausage-shaped Silver Fox drone has a propeller in the front, and detachable wings and tail fins -- all of which fold neatly into a converted golf club bag. It isn't the only tactical UAV slated for testing during the second Gulf War.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: domesticdrones; drones; dronesus; peta; savethewhales; silverfox; uav; uavs; wmdsniffer
Neat technology, and important for the guys getting down and dirty on the battlefield. This must make the "Save the Whales" folks apopleptic. A technology developed to protect the "marine mammals" winds up supporting our "human marines"' war effort in Iraq.
1 posted on 03/27/2003 5:01:54 PM PST by jpthomas
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To: jpthomas
Yes, this little drone really has been designed to help save "marine life".
2 posted on 03/27/2003 5:38:23 PM PST by DeweyCA
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To: jpthomas
"If you could design a little weapon that weighs half a pound," the Office of Naval Research's Mittleman mused, the drone could become more than a mere observer. The Silver Fox could become a robotic fighter, dealing pain from 500 feet.

Exceptr from a Red Crescent report 2009... "And Iraqi veterans of the second Gulf War for years flinched at the very sight of high flying birds."

3 posted on 03/27/2003 6:32:15 PM PST by JerseyHighlander ((You can't spell Eunuch without U.N.))
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