June 15, 2007
UAV Population Explosion

a big vintage buick trying to make it up to the earth
“One of about 50 big 50s cars tied into a riverbank in Central California for erosion control.” From Lost America.

In the past four years the U.S. Military's UAV inventory has increased by almost 15x, from about 200 vehicles to about 3200 [via DIY Drones].

DOD UAV flight hours graph

I think this is the first public photo of the first UAV designed from the ground up for combat:

Boeing X45-C UAV

Posted by jjwiseman at June 15, 2007 04:21 PM
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