The future of UAV combat was decided yesterday as the attempt by the Air Force to control all UAV’s was vetoed. There were good arguments and reasons on both sides of the debate, but now we know the way it is. Defense tech’s been covering this, the two articles that will bring you up to speed are here and here.
One of the beautiful things about blogging is how the “blogmind” corrects all errors. In the comments section of the second article a reader points out that some UAV’s are more than remote controlled — they are essentially robotic, and can fly without guidance or assistance in some cases.
That is the future — at some point you will want capability for one “remote Pilot” to fly or guide five or six of these.