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One of my all time favorite anime video is Macross Plus. The story was inspired by the X plane projects and competitions that led to the development of the F22 and JSF. If course the only part that was missing is the unmanned automated combat aircraft that goes haywire at the end of Macross Plus.

Until now.

Say hello to the X45.

Boeing Unmanned Combat Aircraft Makes Aviation History

Wow. We're one more step closer to the apocalypse, sci-fi style.


First Honda and then Sony develop more and more sophisticated humanoid robots. Now this. Heheh, I wonder how long until there is true Artificial Intelligence.

It will be amazing to see what an air superiority variant of the X45 will be capable of, given the fact that the X45 will no longer be limited to a pilot passing out from high G forces.

-Ed
 
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I flew UAVs for a little over three years, and loved it. I wish I could get involved with one of these new ones with jet engines and such, but the old prop job recon plane I flew was cool enough.
 
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The necessary changes to the rules of engagement will be interesting for unpiloted aircraft. We can currently engage an enemy at extremely long distances but visual confirmation is required unless things have changed.
 
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Stick in a moveable, long-zoom camera, and you can visually ID an aircraft at a distance no pilot in the world could touch.
 
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What about ED-01?
He's jobless now.
 
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I remember seeing the mock-prototypes for that thing, if you ask me, it looked more badass before, kind of like the F-117, but small...and different


the Saitek X-45 joystick is excellent for all flight-sim freaks, btw
 
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I almost got my dad that joystick for his birthday but they didn't have it in stock at best buy.

i remember owning the microprose game F-117. ah.. the glories of 16color display. Man that was a while ago on an 8086 CPU


I can't imagine flying in an F117. there's no bathroom.
 
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What about ED-01?
He's jobless now.



EdBot E-01 has already been drafted.


Apparently humans aren't far behind, oopsy did I let that slip Inside?


-Ed
 
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