USA Has Plans for Hypersonic Robot Plane

blueskyWhen I was a kid I couldn’t wait for robots to be a part of daily life. Sadly, my childish dreams of a robot buddy a la R2D2 have long been replaced by the reality of globe-crossing semi-autonomous bringers of death. Check out Lockheed Martin’s newest entry into the world of robot death machines, a hypersonic drone that should be on schedule to be killing babies born today by the time they’re nearly adults.

Via BBC:

Lockheed Martin has begun work on a successor to the supersonic Blackbird SR-71 spy plane.

The unmanned SR-72 will use an engine that combines a turbine and a ramjet to reach its top speed of Mach 6 – about 3,600mph (5,800km/h). Like its predecessor, the SR-72 will be designed for high-altitude surveillance but might also be fitted with weapons to strike targets.

Lockheed said the aircraft should be operational by 2030.

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16 Comments on "USA Has Plans for Hypersonic Robot Plane"

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  2. Punctuated Colon | Nov 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm |

    So what. I “had plans” for a fulfilled life.

    And here I am, bitching on the internet

  3. More killing machines for The Empire. Just what we need right now.

  4. Chaos_Dynamics | Nov 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm |

    Much effort is put into sentience/consciousness prevention in both human and automated ai systems that are utilized for questionable moral objectives.

    Perhaps embedding Asimov’s 3 Laws?

  5. emperorreagan | Nov 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm |

    I’m designing stealth hypersonic incubi/succubi robots. BAM! WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! ROBOT SODOMY!

  6. swabby429 | Nov 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm |

    Once again, sci fi fantasies take a wrong turn.

  7. BuzzCoastin | Nov 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm |

    the USA is a hypersonic robot plane

    I’m on a plain
    I can’t complain

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