Drone on (and on, and on...)

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Lockheed Martin has developed Drone technology that has "applications from everything to homeland security to search and rescue," says this new report.

Called "Predator B's," (sounds like Predator Bees to me!) the drone tests completed yesterday were controlled from the SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command) complex in San Diego.

Of course unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since WWII, when simple radio-controlled planes were used to train anti-aircraft gunners. More sophisticated UAVs were devloped during the 1950s for things like reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering. For more detail on the history of US UAVs, you can check this site out.

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June 15, 2006 - 4:26am
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