First reports talk of either a Russian UAV or some kind of a missile
The order is for the larger armed version of General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Dozens of long-range, cheap Valkyries drones could swarm, bomb, jam, spot & expose enemy missile defenses for the cost of just a handful of F-22s or F-35s
And no, technology can’t fix the problem
Extra measures have been deployed against the drones
This was the first flight of a remotely-piloted aircraft with airborne detect and avoid technology capable of meeting all of the FAA's "see and avoid" rules
The CH-7's chief designer Shi Wen says the aircraft can "fly long hours, scout and strike the target when necessary."
The crash was due to mechanical failure
The move has potential to upset America’s NATO ally Turkey...
Lockheed Martin & the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command is currently conducting reviews of the test data to help refine the system