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It's A Bird It's A Plane

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 08:15:03 -0400
Archived: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 08:15:03 -0400
Subject: It's A Bird It's A Plane

Source: University of North Carolina's The Daily Tar Heel -
        Chapel Hill, NC, USA



It's A Bird, It's A Plane
The new UAV is the coolest thing since sliced bread

By Editorial Board

You've gotta keep up with the acronyms: UAV is the new UFO, and
the U.S. and British militaries might be putting it to use.

UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle. Developed by GFS
Projects in England, it looks eerily like the unidentified
flying objects of yore.

Weighing in at just 15 pounds and a measly two feet across, the
UAV can travel about 40 mph over any terrain, and if it hits an
obstacle, it just bounces off.

We are excited at the possible advantage such an invention
surely will provide to the U.S. and British militaries.

The UAV is piloted by remote control radio signals and,
researchers hope, eventually autonomously by GPS. Without a
human pilot inside, that means no more U-2 spy planes being shot
down over Russia and pilots being captured.

Its functioning was described as resembling a woman's skirt: A
propeller atop the aircraft pushes air down around the saucer-
shaped UAV's body, creating a large base of air extending
downward and outward that keeps the craft airborne.

It's simple, yet effective. If only all things could be as such.

The price only makes the thing even cooler. Production costs
would be in the low thousands of pounds - far less than, say, a
spy helicopter - although because of the rather dismal exchange
rate, it would be almost twice as much in U.S. dollars.

The only real problem we see with the UAV is that American
foreign relations might take a hit. After all, we don't imagine
other countries - including, but most certainly not limited to,
North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Russia - would appreciate being
spied on continuously.

But the good news is that with the UAV, we can spy on them
clandestinely, so they probably won't ever find out about it.

The UAV also can be used for civil activities such as search and

The creation of such a versatile piece of equipment just goes to
illustrate the value of innovation. Innovation, however,
deserves a much cooler name. We recommend the Uber-Sweet Spy
Reconnaissance (USSR) Satellite.

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