US draws up plans for nuclear drones

American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories – the US government’s principal nuclear research and development agency – and defence contractor Northrop Grumman, were designed […]

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You Knew it was coming….. US draws up “plans” for Nuclear Drones

Technology is designed to increase flying time ‘from days to months’, along with power available for weapons systems A conventionally powered MQ-9 Reaper drone, which has a flight time of 14 hours when loaded, could fly far longer with nuclear energy. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty London Guardian American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable […]

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