Flown by remote control from any great distance makes this an expensive but 0 casualty war machine. Maybe one day ground soldiers will be replaced by bots that can be controlled from a comfy office miles away. This future weaponry is not far away.the MQ-9 reaper is the first of its kind to take on death missions and was built for long missions and high flight to survey from an unnoticeable distance and then drop missiles or hell fire machine gun rain on any unfortunate target.
Each of these death birds costs a staggering $16.9 million. More than enough billions spent on this weapons program to end world hunger ten times over. But this is America. We would rather destroy than sustain.