“Unfortunately, none of the results will be used in the near-term or mid-term future,” the project summary stated. “It was disappointing to all that the political realities would not allow use of the results.”
Not only that, but “none of the results can be shared openly with the public due to national security constraints.”
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 on U.S. drones was “favorably assessed by scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and the Northrop Grumman Corp.,” revealed Steven Aftergood of the Project on Government Secrecy of the Federation of American Scientists.
Just consider if the drones that crashed on the Seychelles used nuclear power — and the impacts if the radioactive fuel they contained was released — or if the drones had crashed elsewhere, in Somalia, for instance, providing nuclear material to those who might want to make a “dirty bomb.”
Although the nuclear-powered drone scheme is ostensibly not going anywhere for now…
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