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Send in the Drones

“This is the direction all aviation is going”

Today’s Washington Post has a long article about the global rise in the use of military drones.

This quote struck me:

“This is the direction all aviation is going,” said Kenneth Anderson, a professor of law at American University who studies the legal questions surrounding the use of drones in warfare. “Everybody will wind up using this technology because it’s going to become the standard for many, many applications of what are now manned aircraft.”

Overstated, or stating the obvious? We’d be interested to hear what our readers think.

Meanwhile, the X-47B attack aircraft continues to make progress toward the goal of an unmanned aircraft carrier landing in 2013.

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