We had a Dutch F16 pilot, a good lad and frequent visitor to out office, whos 'handle' was Gopher. He assured us it meant something completely different in Dutch. A Dutch Marine Corporal assured us it meant exactly the same in Dutch as it did in English.
The Growler Beaver comments brings back a memory of the jockey Willy Carson landing at the old Doncaster airport on race day in G-WILI and asking where to park. Linda the ops lady directed him to park next to G-PUSY with the warning "Not too close".
An NFO in the loop, controlling unmanned wingmen, will understand when a drone may need to sacrifice itself to an enemy fighter; a ship-based controller far from the battle might not. Furthermore, aviators in proximity to a fight might have a better grasp of when action based on human, not machine, understanding is required. Operations at long distances in contested signals environments require aircraft closer to the action, where data streams may persist long enough to act quickly, despite a lack of communications with the chain of command. Independent action by aviators on the scene has been fundamental to naval aviation’s success, from Midway to Syria