The “Benefits” Of Nuclear UAVs

In March 2012, Sandia National Laboratories released a summary of research it had conducted with Northrop Grumman‘s unmanned systems division concerning an “ultra-persistent propulsion and power system” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The conclusion was that UAVs could be built with longer endurance and lower operating cost than with hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuel, creating “unmatched…

The Dangers Of Nuclear Powered Drones, And Plutonium For Spacecraft

The crash of a U.S. drone on the Seychelles Island in 2012  was the second crash of a U.S. drone on Seychelles in four months during a U.S. surveillance missions over Somalia. This underlines the deadly folly of a U.S. collaboration with national laboratory scientists and the Northrop Grumman Corp. for nuclear-powered drones. The use of nuclear power…

Nuclear Drones

The Secret Nuclear Drone Tech The US Government Hid Sandia National Laboratories cooks up some of the craziest new technologies you’ll ever see — and some you’ll never see. That’s the fate of a secret method for driving drones with nuclear power. The tech was uncovered in a document acquired by the Federation of American…