From a pamphlet advertising a conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES --- PLATFORMS, PAYLOADS & OPPORTUNITIES ---
From the hotel registration information:
(Mention "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" for a special room rate)
Attendance is limited to US, NATO and allied countries only.
(Al-Qaeda need not apply.)
Names of some of these vehicles:
- Desert Hawk
- Dragon Eye
- Evolution XTS
- Silver Fox
- Armed Predator
- RQ-8B Fire Scout
- Sentry HP
- Endurance Hunter
- Global Hawk
Coyote? That's a pretty bad name for something that's supposed to fly. The only Coyote I know that sometimes tried to fly died several times an episode.
payload opportunity is one of the better/worst euphemisms I've heard recently.
I'm afraid that if I mention
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at the next hotel I'm checking into, they'll probably arrest me rather than give me a discount. Likewise,
bunker busters or
dirty bombs. Language is so ambiguous.