Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Is the U.S. preparing to send NUCLEAR drones to patrol the skies?

Hoping to keep unmanned spy aircraft in the air for a longer period of time, U.S. scientists are reportedly toying with the idea of using nukes.

Plans for such a fleet of drones were drawn up by Sandia National Laboratories, America's top agency for nuclear development, but have not yet reached the building or testing phase, according to The Guardian.

A Sandia rep told the paper: 'The research on this topic was highly theoretical and very conceptual.

'The work only resulted in a preliminary feasibility study and no hardware was ever built or tested. The project has ended'.

Using nuclear power would reportedly provide enough juice to keep drones in the air for months instead of just days.

While it may sound like an exciting technological advance, not everyone is thrilled by the idea. Read More