It’s been a kind of good news/bad news week for the British Royal Air Force.
On Tuesday there was good news when the Prime Minister announced that British warplanes would enforce a ‘no-fly zone’ above crisis-torn Libya.
Then Wednesday brought bad news when James Cameron revealed plans to axe two RAF Tornado squadrons and fire 170 trainee fighter pilots.
But, we can all sleep soundly in our beds tonight as The Ministry of Defence has today launched a pair of the very latest high-tech stealth bomber drones.
The aircraft have been designed to be light and versatile with features similar to those of the US Air Force’s stealth aircraft, including having a flattened, swept-back profile. Piloted by a robotic drone, the jets utilize state-of-the-art technology enabling them to carry out a variety of missions whilst remaining completely hidden from radar.
“These bombers were developed under the highest secrecy,” said spokesman for the RAF, Air Commodore, Will Weland. “So they came as a complete surprise to me. Saying that though, I am jolly glad to see them, as I was wondering how we could continue to operate a ‘no-fly’ zone when we had no planes or pilots.
“The fact that these drones are capable of flying at slow speeds and at very low altitudes means that we can fully operate under the radar… that should scare the heebie-jeebies out of any despot, dictator or terrorist that fancies messing with the Royal Air Force.”