The Air Force had a similar system in an Aircraft called the FB 111 where it flew close to the terrain by auto pilot and so many of the aircrews died as the planes plowed into the sides of this terrain it was so close to. Sure hope if they come out with something like this that the technology is much better. The Air Force abandoned the idea and hasn't gone back to it except for the unmanned aircraft. The Predator. LOL they don't even put Monkeys in them.