In Sacramento County, California, there appears to be plans for a massive drone. This drone, upon completion, can provide jobs to locals for the foreseeable future. This particular drone project is so massive that they expect incoming jobs for at least the next few decades. But what is it all about?
The BQM-177A California Drone Project:
The project is a 37 million dollar contract for the United States Navy. The drone surrounding all this hype is the BQM-177A. It is a highly specialized drone capable of flying at an estimated 700 miles per hour. Since it is a project from the Navy, you can be sure that this is for military use. It is supposed to be that fast, because one of its main purposes is to simulate a cruise missile attack.
The full name of this nearly 40 million dollar project is the BQM-177A subsonic aerial target drone. It weighs about 600 pounds, while still retaining its speed capabilities. But for the most part, like mentioned earlier, it is for military purposes. It can simulate a cruise missile attack for the purpose of the military trying to take it down. This means that the entire drone’s purpose is to teach the military ways on improving their defense systems.
The drone is unmanned, while also still capable of moving while in the air. To simulate and create a scenario involving attacks, it should also be durable. Being able to withstand crashes or obstacles may be on par with the course. But the drone is still in its early stages, so all this is mere speculation on the capabilities of the drone.
Most of the jobs involved in this project would involve the assembly. More openings would arrive when the time comes for mass production, which the locals expect to be soon. But the local job market is already looking forward to this consistent and highly profitable workload.