October 21st, 2010
10:43 AM ET

U.S. military to experiment with unmanned helicopters

The U.S. military is hoping to use remote-controlled helicopters like these, shown in January 2010, for supply delivery.

Faced with increasing casualties from roadside bombs in Afghanistan, the U.S. military will experiment with remote-controlled, unmanned helicopters to deliver supplies to remote outposts, according to a report Thursday.

The U.S. Navy is seeking a contractor to operate the program, scheduled for 2011, the report in Stars and Stripes said.

“This is a rapid deployment effort being led by the Navy in response to an urgent needs requirement for a Cargo UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) capability in support of Marine Corps forces engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom,” Eric Pratson, leader of the Navy team behind the project, told Stripes.

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  1. Dindy.....

    Riza ...I did not post oct 26 th 8.53

    October 28, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. dindy Sri lanka

    Must you use that Tea Party English to make your point,Riza? As extensive a vocabulary as the English language has,you can just as easily make your point by using Standard English. Try it,we'll like it!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy.....sri lanka

    May God bless people who fight against sick pilots under drugs !!!and pretending God chosen and they know 360 truth

    October 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Daniel-2 is this you posting comments under stolen names again?

      October 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        No Phunnie boy,not lately but you are! Still trying to make a sick joke out of this obscene war. Tell the Afghans so they too can laugh!!!

        October 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dindy.....sri lanka


    October 22, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....sri lanka

      No peace in where the devil laugh under 360 .Twist 360 . Humiliate true merciful great god after sending Jesus to die on our place. May God give wisdom to you to understand how merciful lord is.

      October 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dindy.....

    you are a criminal filthy man who hates this world behind 360 arrogance.

    October 22, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Omar

    Statement of Islamic Emirate regarding the latest organized enemy propaganda
    Thursday, 21 October 2010 13:41 – .The NATO forces in Afghanistan, in collaboration with their Afghan puppets and western media outlets under the leadership of U.S have been trying by diplomatic maneuver and organized propaganda to make it appear as though Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate were ready for negotiations and that they have made progress in this regard.

    Although the Islamic Emirate has previously issued a number statements regarding this subject, in which it clearly rejects such false claims and calls it a failed last ditch effort by the enemy but the impudent enemy persistently keeps putting forward such mind boggling lies through its propaganda channels and through the bought out leaders of the so called Peace Council without presenting any kind of credible proof whatsoever.

    Once again, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wants to remind the world and its countrymen its stance on the issue. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan refutes outright these false claims neither has it sent any delegations for talks and neither does it intend to negotiate at a time when the country is under occupation.

    In this regard, we must say to Burhanuddin Rabbani and the other degraded faces not to revive old enmities by promoting these false allegations nor should they run the propaganda campaigns to please America. As Afghans, they should not aid General Petreaus’s strategy (bullets and negotiations) developed by the Pentagon because the General wants to have this strategy worked through your hands in such a wicked way that Afghanistan may permanently become a colony of America.

    From our point of view, another reason for this intense fabricated propaganda by Karzai and General Petreaus is also likely to win the confidence of the people by making it seem as if Kabul administration (the crooked and corrupt regime) could bring forth a solution to the problems of Afghanistan.

    The Islamic Emirate irrefutably believes that in the presence of foreign invaders, peace talks and any kinds of negotiation deals will be futile as they will not yield a positive outcome for the Afghan people and nation. For this reason, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan once again calls on the invaders to stop wasting their time on failed propaganda and military campaigns instead leave Afghanistan so it can enjoy a few years in peace and independence.

    Insisting on continuing your crimes may get you nothing but lose political and economical credibility in the eyes of the world which is likely to end up bringing about far more fatal casualties on your part.

    October 22, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Well put,Omar. Thank you.

      October 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....sri lanka


        October 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....sri lanka

      Omar..Paki...terrorist..so you want them to wait till the next plane crash some where else ??

      October 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Now we see where our hard earned tax money goes! How nauseating when we could be using it to try to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease,cancer,ALS,etc. But I guess that the right-wing thugs in Washington are happy enough.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      While they are finding cures maybe they can find one for the disease called Daniel-2.

      October 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Or better yet,find one for Phunnie boy here who just posted under my name trying to make a joke out of this obnoxious war!

        October 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Look up bible.ca/islam/islam-questions.htm just put www dot in front for accurate info on Islam.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ou812

    You typed a bunch of words that made not one iota of sence retard.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    That should be a dot between question and htm.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dindy.....

    Military deserves best where ever they are!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Does that mean that our schools,libraries,roads and bridges don't? And how about our senior citizens? That sounds like Tea Party nonsense to me!

      October 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....


        October 22, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |