NZ_Bootneck said:Surely the STC Branch would be the better suited SF Unit to operate this equipment?
I mean Bootnecks and technology!
Still you wouldn't have to leave your grot with a secure WiFi link and laptop, so the low profile could be maintained with ease. 8)
Seaweed said:Let's take this seriously for a moment and discuss how such a craft might be deployed. It will take up a certain amount of space and require a certain amount of maintenance, and as it is unmanned requires brain rather than bravery to use it. I would think Albion, Bulwark or an RFA (Bay or other) would be appropriate host ships and could house the associated personnel where the maintenace could perhaps be doubled up on other ship's duties? The catch seems to be that to make this craft available may require tying down a larger unit as 'mother'.
"The Marlin could clearly be used ahead of an amphibious assault, steered by controllers through minefields to identify an approach to land while at the same time providing real-time pictures for commanders."
NZ_Bootneck said:I think this is a fantastic idea, it can't be long before some boffin comes up with the idea of remote controlled soldiers that could, at a push, be commanded by even a schoolboy, who could, with proper guidance and training, not only fight Terrorism and Piracy but even bank robbers and the like on Home soil.
Hold on I'll have a Google.....Wow would you believe it, hot off the press the latest Gen.
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