Unmanned Combat Planes 'Smarter,' But Finger on the Trigger is Human

Kreisher, Otto
June 2004
Sea Power;Jun2004, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p34
Reports that the efforts to develop pilotless aircraft that can replace manned planes has produced some important technological advances. Likelihood for the authority to release weapons by the unmanned planes to remain in humans hands; Products of the program called the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems; Plan of the U.S. Defense Department to spend multimillions of dollars to develop and test larger and more capable unmanned combat aerial vehicles. INSET: A Tight Leash on Robotic Planes.


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