Friday, March 2, 2012

Predator/Reaper program not so awesome as DOD would like us to think

Battleland blog in coordination with CDI's Winslow Wheeler have a great series about the challenges of the Predator/Reaper program.

For me, they do have a use, but besides being media darlings, they have some significant limitations. One wonders if Congress is up to speed with the realism factor for these platforms. The following should be required reading:

1. Revisiting the Reaper Revolution
2. The MQ-9′s Cost and Performance
3. Finding the Right Targets
4. Keeping Track of the Drones

Part 5 should show up Friday, U.S. time.

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