Red Bull to sponsor US military drones

An artist’s impression of how the new Red Bull drones will look

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has announced a groundbreaking sponsorship deal with Red Bull, which will see the US military’s fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles branded with the energy drink’s distinctive livery.

“Sponsorship is an effective and mutually beneficial way of supplementing America’s defense budget,” said the Pentagon’s Edison Parkfast. “Thanks, Red Bull, for giving real ‘wings’ to our drones!”

“We are delighted to contribute to the war on terror,” added Red Bull spokesman Max Heimler. “Red Bull always seeks to take life to new extremes – whether it’s on the racetrack, at the edge of space, or over remote Afghani caves sheltering suspected terror cells.”

The new Red Bull-branded drones will be deployed from the beginning of next month. Rumoured future deals with KFC and IKEA are yet to be confirmed.

4 Responses to Red Bull to sponsor US military drones

  1. love, alison (@thebiggestbully) November 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    It’s awesome that the US has finally found a way to fund our military without raising the taxes of working class America! Capitalism at its finest!

  2. Jere Hodges Jr. November 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Alas, they missed the opportunity to strike a deal with Hormel Ham and Jimmy Dean Sausage..

  3. Chris de Burqa (writer of the hit song 'Lady in Black' August 13, 2013 at 3:45 am

    The new branding looks pretty but doesn’t it make the Predator too visible now? Besides, I think they’d have been better off with KFC sponsoring them. Now that KFC are no longer doing the family meals they probably have an excess of boxes of grease laden, salt crusted large fries and chicken portions which they can drop on the terrorist camps from above. With the associated high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease from eating all this ‘food’ the Septics will most certainly kill a lot more of the terrorists than if they dropped a few bombs.

  4. EBB August 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    While a Red Bull sponsorship is certainly impressive enough, Pringles and Hot Pockets would have been more representative of American style “Shock and Awe” in the Middle East.


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