Perhaps from the "No shit Sherlock dept".
'The United States flew highly classified Global Hawk spy drone missions from the Royal Australian Air Force base at Edinburgh in South Australia from late 2001 until at least 2006.
The operations were detected by a group of Adelaide aviation historians who had a member monitoring aircraft radio frequencies 20 hours a day.
While the Australian public and the South Australian Government were left in the dark, there were no restrictions on the international media.
In February 2006, an American journalist from industry publication Aviation Week and Space Technology was given access to report on a single Global Hawk reconnaissance mission from RAAF Edinburgh to southern Japan and back again.
Mr Aid says the US and Australia share much of the highly sensitive signals intelligence gathered by assets such as Global Hawk.
"Australia is a member of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence club that also includes the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand," he said.
"The reality is that the Global Hawk system has proven not to be less expensive to operate than the U2," General Norton Schwartz said in January.
Tomorrow night on ABC1, Foreign Correspondent sounds the alarm on the swarms of private and government drones gathering in American skies and surely bound for the rest of the world.
Some of the drones have live streaming cameras and the ability to carry other payloads, and tens of thousands of them are expected to take to the sky.
But who's at the controls? Potentially anybody."
Will be checking if this item actually gets to air. Then iView