The extremely deadly Predator can be flown from thousands of miles away for up to 24 hours a day
The success of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles like the Predator means the US Air Force will, this year, train more virtual pilots than real pilots (Image: General Atomics)
There was once a great Far Side cartoon that had ‘hopeful parents’ imagining a newspaper full of Help Wanted ads for skilled video game players. Well, it looks like Gary Larson might have been more prescient than he imagined. The US Air Force has just revealed that, this year, it will train more ‘pilots’ to remotely operate unmanned aircraft than pilots to fly fighters and bombers.
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