Japan Building "Huge Drone Fleet"? Is It Propaganda? You Decide...Submitted by Zak Carter on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:37
Check this out, Japan is going to spend "¥3 billion (approx $372 million) in the coming decade to drastically expand its virtually non-existent military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program"
OK, let's see if I got this right - they don't have a drone fleet now, and they are going to spend about 37 million a year over the next 10 years to build one?
Contrast that with the US drone fleet -
"In the next decade, defense spending on known medium- and large-size drones will be nearly $40 billion"
And we already had some 800 of them flying, in 2011!
And we may have ramped that spending up even further - http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-militarys-2015-budget-f...
I may suck at math, but I do know that 4 billion a year is more than 37 million!
What I don't know though, is...
1. What was the purpose of the article that made a big deal about Japan building a "huge drone fleet"? Is it propaganda? Is it supposed to scare China? Us? North Korea? Into another arms race? I know those are fun and can never go wrong, right?!
2. Holy freakin moly, if Japan's drone fleet will be big enough to be called "Huge" what would ours be called?! 40 billion on drones? Yeah, thanks for spending our tax dollars on your freakin death toys!
3. Haven't these people seen Terminator? Skynet sucks guys!:)