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Boeing Co. is making unmanned drones near Hood River

These devices are being used in Afghanistan, Pakistan and most recently, in the Indian Ocean to assist in rescuing the Captain from Somali "pirates".
The company is called Insitu, Inc. (a division of Boeing) and is located in Bingen, WA (just across from Hood river).
The drones are about 10 feet across in wingspan and are launched from a catapault. They contain cameras, and also (as we've seen in Pakistan with similar devices) deadly weapons.
This is killing by remote control. Really abhorent. Yet, the company brags about their work.