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The Drone War

Via Wired:

NATO has suffered its first apparent combat casualty of the three-month-old war in Libya. And it’s a robot.

Wing Cmdr. Mike Bracken said the alliance lost contact with the unmanned rotorcraft this morning. “This drone helicopter was performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance over Libya to monitor pro-Gadhafi forces threatening the civilian population,” Bracken said. . .

We have drone helicopters? No doubt there's a weaponized version of this thing, too. - Greg Pollowitz

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