Navy's unmanned 'Silver Fox' hot on tail of border smugglers

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    Navy's unmanned 'Silver Fox' hot on tail of border smugglers - General News

    In an effort to stop smugglers and terrorists from entering the U.S. through underground tunnel systems at the Canada and Mexico borders, the federal government has begun using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles fitted with tunnel detection sensors. The machine of choice for the birdÂ’s eye first responder is the product of the Office of Naval Research: it is the Silver Fox.

    Like the majestic Bald Eagle itself watching over America, the Silver Fox has proven to be a reliable autonomous aerial surveillance system capable of atmospheric sensing, radiogradiometer tunnel detection, and hyperspectral, stereoscopic and thermal imagery collection. In simple terms, the Silver Fox is the all seeing eye in the sky.

    Adding to a growing list of military designed UAVs including the Predator, Global Hawk, Maverick and Raven, the Silver Fox is just another example of the cutting edge technology being developed in the interest of national security.



    White House OKs expanding CIA drone program in Pakistan - CNN.com


    Washington (CNN) -- The White House has authorized an expansion of the CIA's program to attack suspected al Qaeda and Taliban operatives in Pakistan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with missiles shot from pilotless planes, a U.S. official confirms.

    The covert effort is part of the Obama administration's plan to increase the number of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan and crack down on suspected terrorists in the region.
     
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    will be cool when the whole army is just robots so kids don't have to die to keep exxon mobile and BPs profits high
     
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    can you say volunteer? I bet you can't! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    So if a patriotic young man or woman joins the military their lives should not be considered precious? We should just use them for cannon fodder?
     
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    he used the words "have to die" no one makes them join, serve, or die. it's all voluntary, and no one mentioned precious now did they?
     
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    No you just excused sending them off to die by saying they volunteered.
     
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    I'm not sending them anywhere,, talk to the obamalama..
     
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    But as you already stated its no big deal to send them off to die because they volunteered.
     
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    show me where I stated that. go ahead.
     
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    right here:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/1780132-post3.html
     

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