SF: discuss futuristic sci-fi series, ideas, and crossovers.
i can see these quickly being banned from flying over cities, or maybe over land in general other than remote areas.
If a black-hawk flies over a light show and is not harmed, does that make it immune to lasers?
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More likely, they will be assigned altitudes and vectors they are permitted to fly, and which keeps them clear of other aircraft.
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Speaking as a Canadian with some idea of what goes on in our military and government. No way we'd actually be stupid enough to sell these to China over other allied nations from a political and social POV. Economically they'll just reproduce them while ignoring international patent laws like they always do, so one may try to sell them to make a quick buck before they build their own.