Sunday, 28 October 2012

Cue the Foster's ad

The drone goes slowly, low over a beach and finds the
over-extended pair of mammaries bursting out of a
swim suit.

Guys at drone control: "ah, rippa"
as they open a can of Foster's.

Fosters? you owe me.
Let's cut to the video [1:50 onward]:

Checkitout: from Hang the bankers

Oz moves to buy $3b spy drone fleet

04 Sep 2012

by Jacque Fresco

The Defence Force is quietly resurrecting plans to buy seven huge maritime surveillance spy drones at a cost of up to $3 billion.

The unmanned aerial vehicles will be used for maritime surveillance and intercepting asylum seeker boats.

The decision comes despite claims that the Royal Australian Air Force’s top commanders have long opposed the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles because they will put pilots out of a job and threaten RAAF culture.

The $200 million Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk reconnaissance drone is the largest, most expensive unmanned aerial vehicle in the world today.

Its vast wingspan of 39.8 metres can lift the craft to 65,000 feet and stay airborne for 35 hours with a non-stop range of 16,000 kilometres – eclipsing the endurance of similar manned aircraft.

In 2004, the Howard government was so impressed with Global Hawk that plans were announced to buy a fleet of 12 of the spy drones for $1 billion.