US Army records first UAV kills

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    US Army records first UAV kills

    When Army scouts in Iraq spotted two men planting a roadside bomb Sept. 1, they called in a nearby Hunter unmanned aircraft, which dropped a laser-guided bomb and killed the two men. (Cont.)

    Link to article.:

    As far as I can determine the 'Hunter UAV,' hasn't been used by the CIA or USAF as it was designed for use by the US Army and Marine ground units.

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  2. Didn't the Israelis do this a couple of years ago?
  3. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I don't know, and really don't care who was first, etc.

    My article said "US Army records first UAV kills." I didn't say they were the first to use, only to use or last!

    I do hope their are many more 'Kills.' :twisted: :wink:
  4. Trip, at the very least the title is ambiguous...

    Although I agree that this is the way technology is leading us, I hope that there are no more kills - ever!
  5. Big, fat, hairy deal. USAF and CIA have been in the game for about 5 years.

    God, you're boring.
  6. shame they havn't made unmanned squaddies yet
  7. They have - Tripwire, IQ not included. :D
  8. I still think snipers are more precise, and less expensive then some robot
  9. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Chief, while that is true, robots are machines can be easily replaced with other machines. Snipers, are humans that can be killed and/or be wounded and only replaced with another human.

    I'd rather see the dollars spent, on a machine that does the job, then lose a single soldier or marine or expose them to being wounded, etc. :wink:
  10. Great, then raining death and destruction upon others simply becomes a matter of dollars and cents, and not a calculation of whether the electorate would stand for it- we all know that people pay a lot more attention to what their government is doing when it affects them.

    War ceases to become a question of life and death for the policy maker. That's sure to be a good thing, right? :roll:
  11. Why don't you get a life? Is that all you do all day long just trawl through news? Go out and do some phys or something you boring twat.