Robot Air Attack Squadron Bound for Iraq

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  1. firstcav

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    BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq ' The airplane is the size of a jet fighter, powered by a turboprop engine, able to fly at 300 mph and reach 50,000 feet. It's outfitted with infrared, laser and radar targeting, and with a ton and a half of guided bombs and missiles.

    The Reaper is loaded, but there's no one on board. Its pilot, as it bombs targets in Iraq, will sit at a video console 7,000 miles away in Nevada.
    The arrival of these outsized U.S. "hunter-killer" drones, in aviation history's first robot attack squadron, will be a watershed moment even in an Iraq that has seen too many innovative ways to hunt and kill.

    That moment, one the Air Force will likely low-key, is expected "soon," says the regional U.S. air commander. How soon? "We're still working that," Lt. Gen. Gary North said in an interview.

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul15/0,4670,IraqAirSurgeII,00.html

    It's amazing to see things change so much in sucha short period of time.
     
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    jamwadmag Road Train Member

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    ..a scale model out for Christmas so I can get one for my grandson---trying to groom him to be a militant PNAC kinda guy!!:biggrin_25525:
     
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    That's nice... It' fun to watch young neo-cons blossom into world dictators.
     
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    it pays well!! Beats driving a truck for a living...:yes2557:
     
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