Bin Laden’s new hiding place : Sino-Indian border, says US Intelligence,India and the World, News Analysis, India News Online

Bin Laden’s new hiding place : Sino-Indian border, says US Intelligence,India and the World, News Analysis, India News Online
Fox News reports that Indian recon aircraft saw a convoy of SUVs and believe they saw bin Laden when the convoy had a rest haul. My point in blogging on this thin gruel is the silly reaction of the Fox News reader — blathering ignorantly about Predators and Hellfire missiles. One word folks: RANGE. Predators lack range and dwell time to hang around the most rugged and remote parts of the world. The Global Hawk is too expensive and also too limited in dwell time.

Maybe it is time for the smart folks in the military to talk with Scaled Composites to take their extreme duration (9 days) aircraft out of the hanger, retrofit with remote/computer control and hang two small missiles or GPS guided bombs on board. Build a small fleet on Scaled Composites very frugal budget and you get real coverage of very remote and rugged trouble spots. Just a thought.

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