. . . and it may not need us. Much, anyway.
"This is the way of the future," Winter said. "I like to say, it's one small step for man and one significant technical leap for unmanned kind."
The X-47B is far bigger than the Predator, has three times the range and can be programmed to carry out missions with no human intervention, the Navy said.
And if some of that reminds you a little of the plot in this book:
. . . I owe you many thanks for reading my work.