Hello To All,
Aerial drones have become a household name in the past few years. I would like to express my views on this new technology. I liken it to the new technology that started with the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903. Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. We have come a long way, since that day, with aviation technology. Airplanes have benefitted humanity in many ways. We are able to reach all over the globe in mere hours instead of months. Nations with superior air power generally win whatever wars in which they may be involved.
Unfortunately, there are downsides to aviation. We have seen this with the Kamikaze pilots of WWII and the September 11th atrocities in New York City, not to mention the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended WWII and the lives of several hundred thousand people in one bombing run. I have personally read testimonies of some pilots that flew bombing missions in wars of past. They said they would drink alcohol to help them try and forget the lives of the innocent people they were taking.
We now have this new technology that enables an aircraft to fly without a pilot in the cockpit. This is a great technology and will save the lives of many pilots. These unmanned aircraft still need a pilot, though. It is more like playing a video game than piloting an aircraft. These ariel drones have become small enough to where anyone can build one in their home or garage fairly cheap. The army is working on a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, LMAMS for short. This aircraft is designed for one reason, to kill. This is a one-time suicidal drone. It will be piloted either by human means or by a computer using GPS technology. It is designed for quick missions to take out specific targets. The Army needs it to stay aloft for a half hour at most and fly up to six miles. They want to be able to destroy the intended target without taking out unintended targets. But, like their larger brothers, these tiny aircraft may be used to kill innocent lives.