Paris Air Show Features Ultra Lethal Drones of the Future

By Nicholas West

Because the current fleet of drones apparently isn’t lethal enough…

Of course the list of countries being bombed by drones might beg to differ. It also might be worthwhile for the U.S. military to first fulfill the promise of carrying out precision strikes against terrorists instead of predominately killing innocent civilians – then actually report the real numbers of those massacred – but, alas, such is not the true motivation of military development, it is merely to develop and proliferate.

With the above as the backdrop, today marks the first day of the Paris Air Show, an event that has been running every two years since 1909, this year commemorating its 52nd incarnation. These days the show is predictably dominated by the world’s largest defense contractors such as General Atomics. However, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, it is a lesser-known “mid-tier” contractor named Kratos Defense and Security Solutions that aims to steal the show by presenting its vision for the “most lethal drones ever designed” dubbed UTAP-22 Mako and XQ-222 Valkyrie.

The highly maneuverable Kratos UAVs are being built to fly just under the speed of sound — nearly 700 miles per hour for the Mako and about 50 mph slower for the Valkyrie — and mimic the capabilities of jets like the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II.

With a length of 30 feet, the Valkyrie boasts a big bomb bay, the ability to climb twice as high in the sky as the Predator and a fuel range of nearly 3,500 miles. That’s about the distance between New York City and London. It’s also twice the range of the U.S. Air Force’s stealthy and lethal F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, but at a fraction of the sticker price.

The video put out by the San Diego Union-Tribune can be seen here, but the following video features some of what is visually known about the Valkyrie and Mako drones.

Interestingly, according to Kratos’ website, some of the language would suggest that their company very well could be a major player in coming years, being positioned “at the forefront of the Department of Defense’s Third Offset Strategy.”

Regular readers might have heard about the Third Offset Strategy in a recent article that I featured by two retired military generals who referenced that mission. Essentially, it is a directive of DoD to employ future technologies in obtaining military supremacy; but, as the generals intimated in their article, even that strategy was set to expand into “operational omnipresence”:

Operational omnipresence is exactly what it sounds like: perpetual, networked presence that enables operations and awareness anywhere in the world. It consists of three primary interconnected components: physical assets, virtual capabilities, and information. It’s the culmination of where you are, where you can be quickly, and awareness of what is occurring everywhere else. In other words, operational omnipresence is superlative forward presence — a U.S. military preoccupation since at least World War II — accomplished by a variety of interacting means. (emphasis added)

Going back to Kratos, we can see that they will be a perfect fit, as it’s not only drones that they are developing:

Kratos’ primary focus areas are unmanned systems, satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems.

Operational omnipresence in a nutshell.  It is important, then, to understand that when we hear about the latest particular piece of equipment in development or being rolled out, much more integrated systems are being planned beyond these single components. Given the trend that we already have seen with the surveillance capabilities and lethality of military drones, it is unsettling to witness an unmitigated expansion of their mission.

Nicholas West writes for ActivistPost.com. He also writes for Counter Markets agorist newsletter.

This article may be freely republished in part or in full with author attribution and source link.

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7 Comments on "Paris Air Show Features Ultra Lethal Drones of the Future"

  1. OK so when is all this war planning and nonsense over and we get around to focusing on life?

    • James Innewmex | June 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Reply

      When Christ returns and destroys all evil.

      • Since there is no evidence and no proof the mythical guy ever existed it might just be a long, long time friend.

        • Apparently, you don’t know how to translate the stories of any religious texts. They are metaphorical and allegorical. Sure, James might see them as real but they are just as real as Aesop’s Fables. If you can identify the moral of the story, you can see the truth in the Bible, or any other religious text.

          Back to your question, all this nonsense will be over when they, the ones who want to be God, have destroyed all opposition and have you worshiping them.

          • I really don’t appreciate it when people “preach” at me about what I know and don’t know. You are talking down to me like I am some sort of 12 year old. If you have looked at my profile or followed any of my stuff my level of awareness is quite obvious. Now, for something for you to think about:

            DO NOT IGNORE THE OLD TESTAMENT
            (Jesus Christ,) John 10:35 “…the scripture cannot be broken.”
            Many Christians today claim the Old Testament is defunct for Jesus was the “lamb” to clear away its rules and regulations. Their preachers lie that the Old Testament is no longer binding so that they can excuse the majority of evil that the bible promotes. Which means the Christians manipulate scripture so that they can assign a kinder nature to their God, hiding the violent, jealous, murdering, cannibalistic reality. However, by their rules, the New Testament gives a validation and approval to the Old Testament:

            2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is inspired by God …”
            Luke 16:17 All the vicious Old Testament laws will be binding forever.
            Matthew 5:17 (Jesus) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets…”
            2Peter 20-21 “.no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings, moved by the holy Spirit, spoke under the influence of God.”
            Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment
            Matthew 15:4-7“He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

            The entire Bible is still the rule… and with its validation to cruelty, put in the hands of modern day fools with weapons like the Television, Media, Computers, and Internet control, political back room deals, etc., millions more stand to suffer and die from their misinterpretation and use of the “Holy Book.”

            Some examples:
            EVILS OF THE TORAH (the first five books of the Bible)
            A very SHORT list of sadistic acts ordered, permitted, or threatened by God and his “righteous” men.
            Genesis2:16.47 All women must pay for the “sins” of their ancestors.
            Genesis3:16 God caused sibling rivalry favoring Abel over Cain. This favoritism led to Abel’s death.
            Genesis7:23 God killed every human on the planet except eight of them.
            Genesis19:23-25 God burns down a whole city because they were supposedly homosexual.
            Genesis38:10 God murders Onan for refusing to commit incest with his sister in law.
            Exodus 20:5&34:7 Endorses slavery, makes laws how to carry it out, and even OK’s beating them.
            Exodus 21:2-6 Approves selling of one’s daughter.

            SEXISM IN THE TORAH
            Genesis 19:8 Lot offers his daughters to a crowd of would be angel rapers. Later he impregnates his own daughters after God kills his wife for simply looking back at the remains of her city.
            Genesis 38:16-24 Judah can commit incest, use a prostitute, and impregnate a MUCH younger woman, yet he thinks she is the one deserving of death.
            Exodus 21:3-4 If a male slave is given a wife by his master he can not leave servant hood with his wife or children who are property of the master.
            Exodus 21:7 God gives out laws on how to sell one’s daughter into slavery.
            Exodus 21:10 God dictates men taking several wives and sets up laws how to handle multiple wives.

            MURDER, EATING, CHILD ABUSE
            Leviticus 20:9 Death for cursing your father…wow.
            Judges 11:30-40 Jephthah killed his young daughter (his only child) by burning her alive as a burnt sacrifice to the lord as he commanded it.
            Psalms 137:8-9 Prayer/song of vengeance “0 daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed;… Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.”
            2 Kings 6:28-29 A woman complains she was conned by another woman who ate her baby with her and didn’t share her own son the next day.
            Deuteronomy 21:18-21 A rebellious gets stoned to death…“so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.”
            Exodus 12:29 God killed every first-born child in Egypt, because he was upset at the Pharaoh, who’s actions he caused in the first place. God murders children for their ruler’s forced action?

            I know far more than you can imagine. I just hang out here to harvest some updated or current stuff and make some comments.

  2. Janet Phelan | June 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm | Reply

    “Operational omnipresence….” sounds eerily like the stories of the Abrahamic God, back when He intervened in human affairs, or so we are told. Seems like the All Seeing Eye is making a pitch towards replacing Him….and not in a way that benefits humankind.

  3. why doesn’t Bilderbergrael ever invest in a toilet with that capability?

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