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  •  Each do have their short-comings. (1+ / 0-)
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    blackjackal

    Satellites, obviously, have no weapons and have certain limits to their resolution.
    Missiles only works for relatively static objects, unless you have something on-site to sight it.

    Drones has a host of other issues:
    1. You can't fly it in high-wing (with a very low threshold on what's considered high).
    2. You have to deal with 2+ seconds of latency (imagine playing Halo/CoD/TF2 with a ping of 2000 ms).

    Manned-planes still have their roles to play.

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