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  • the budget allocation for drones increased from $1.7 billion in 2006 to $4.2 billion in 2010
  • British forces have three Reaper drones in use in Afghanistan and since July 2007 the government has been renting three Hermes 450 surveillance drones from Elbit Systems of Israel on a "pay by the hour" contract.
Mar 17, 09

Can't help but noticing the "celebratory" tone of this NYT article.. The reporter seems to be getting an orgasm from this Drone..

  • Air Force officials acknowledge that more than a third of their unmanned Predator spy planes — which are 27 feet long, powered by a high-performance snowmobile engine, and cost $4.5 million apiece — have crashed, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Hossam el-Hamalawy
      Hossam el-Hamalawy on Mar 17, 09

      Incompetent and expensive. $4.5 million apiece ya wlad el-a7ba?!! This money could have fed and housed so many poor people I saw I West Oakland

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