Once military will spend milions on deveoping all this light UAV,
the General Aviation and our Gyro community shall eventually
take profit out of that...
That was the story with the Rotax 912 and 914, once they got
gov money for the MilSpec engines for Predator UAV, they
could develope a real reliable product and took off
as THE ENGINE for the whole ULA industry...
I hope the same will happen with some rotor and diesel engine
designes now in the pipeline of Mil development (and top secret).
There have been talks of a spy/attack gyro, kind off one time deal (disposable) UAV.
I see this HUGE army been prepared and don't see another as a reason for it, maybe there will be an alien invasion in the near future.
Whowever created 9/11 showed us the power of the invisible enemy . . . F-18 are useless against small things.
PS. Military funds are your money working for them and the goods come to you when they think it is time.