British aircraft latest victim of friendly fire - America continues its proud tradition of killing more of its own side than the enemy does. On another note - Lockwood noted the Patriot system is designed to intercept everything above it - so basically the system did exactly what it was designed to do. People have too much faith in military computer systems - computers are not humans, they do not "think"; they simply follow coded instructions. In this case, it went to "kill that flying thing" bit without doing the "check it's not one of ours" bit. My guess? That particular system recognised the plane only as "Not American" and therefore "hostile".


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