Dr_Falken Wrote:
Feb 13, 2013 10:02 AM
Where did I say that these drones would be flying anywhere near my actual location? They're blimps; they can loiter. And for a lot cheaper than the "aerial assets" you're talking about. With a maximum forward speed of 35 knots, but the ability to stay controllable in the air for 8 hours at a time (more depending on sunlight), for the cost of a single Bone (283.1M, Fiscal 98 constant dollars), someone could build 25,000 of these, fill them with hydrogen, and blanket a huge amount of airspace with protection from, well, pretty much anything. Sure, some of them would go away, but compared against a simple AIM-9 ($471K) ...