Thread: Drones
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #31
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Does anyone really believe they aren't planning to have automated drones ASAP?

Right now drones suffer from a huge Achilles heel, the need for a satellite uplink and the associated:

* Interface Lag. It can take seconds for a command, even a simple one like a turn, to reach a drone via satellite relay -- and there's no way to overcome that lag without developing the ability to warp space and time.

* Vulnerability to enemy interference/remote takeover.

Remote piloted drones would get their asses kicked by piloted planes, no matter the numbers advantage and g-force handling abilities.

No doubt they already have fully automated/AI versions in at least the testing phase.
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