Operation Joint Warrior. A bi-annual military exercise that tests our armies, navies and air-forces. It's a regular thing, and having lived in close proximity to two RAF bases for most of my life, I wouldn't normally give it a second though.
This one seems to be a bit different, though. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36000072This year's second staging of Joint Warrior, which will also take place in Scotland, will include what the Royal Navy has described as its first "robot wars".Unmanned Warrior 2016 will involve drones, including unmanned aerial vehicles and machines that can operate underwater.
As I was returning home from the local hostelry tonight, I heard a strange buzzing noise, and observed some moving, flashing lights in the sky. The Sea-Kings have gone from RAF Lossiemouth, as far as I'm aware. We have the occasional Hercules flying around, but there's not much else that flies with propellers these days. The Shackletons disappeared from our skies a long time ago.
Was it a drone that was flying overhead tonight? Was I the bright object on the infrared screen as I innocently walked home from the pub? I reckon we should all be a little bit afraid.
via +Craig Nicol