I have just joined and am very impressed with the work you all are doing. I am deployed to Iraq with one son just north in Baghdad and another son with a provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan. I have a great interest in seeing stable governments in this part of the world.
To that end I have proposed a UCAV that the Iraqis can build in Iraq using off-the-shelf components. I have uploaded the proposal which was written before I discovered this site. I would appreciate your thoughts. I already have other ideas just reading the posts. To get the Iraqis to accept this idea I probably will have to build a prototype that they can actually see flying so cost is a factor.
I hope this adds also to the community, and I will post as developments occur over here.
One change from the proposal. I will probably go with a Lombardini diesel as the OCOP engine has not progressed as expected.