Wednesday, February 20, 2013

See what you have to look forward to?

  • U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill targets 
  •  Air Vehicles Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, is already developing prototypes of tiny drones that can hover 
  • The Micro Air Vehicles will work in swarms to provide complex surveillance of a battlefield 
  • They can also be armed with incapacitating chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives 'for precision targeting capability

The U.S. Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision. The Air Vehicles Directorate, a research arm of the Air Force, has released a computer-animated video outlining the the future capabilities of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). The project promises to revolutionize war by down-sizing the combatants. 'MAVs will become a vital element in the ever-changing war-fighting environment and will help ensure success on the battlefield of the future,' the narrator intones. 'Unobtrusive, pervasive, lethal - Micro Air Vehicles, enhancing the capabilities of the future war fighter.'


crankyjohn said...

I swear I saw one of those in the shower this morning, thought it was the Missus going all hi-tech and spying on me, turned out to be a moth..........I think.

Odysseus said...

And to think they laughed at me for purchasing so much "bird-shot".

Edward Teach said...

I think we're past birdshot....this calls for flamethrowers.

Brian In Florida said...

Sarah Conner was right, there is a storm coming. Here ya go.


Pakkinpoppa said...

Hm...invest in some tennis rackets for close quarters anti drone use? Be quieter than the buckshot, unless there's a swarm of them.

Wonder...which is more economical, a drone swarm, or a Hellfire?