Micro-Drones Have Landed: “Unobtrusive, Pervasive, Lethal”

As if we didn’t already have our hands full dealing with their larger cousins, the United States Air Force now informs us of their latest killing machine…micro-drones.  Specifically called “Micro Air Vehicles” or MAVs, these little robots can fly like birds, crawl like spiders and kill like snipers.  It’s just another extremely disturbing development that we all need to keep a close eye on.  Thank you General Dynamics for the latest “freedom birds.”  From the UK’s Daily Mail:

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.

‘Unobtrusive, pervasive, lethal – Micro Air Vehicles, enhancing the capabilities of the future war fighter.’

As the drones fall, they begin to fly – not like planes, but like insects. High frequency flapping wings allow the drones to hover and maneuver in tight spaces.

Now check out the video…

The military has already produced a drone patterned after a hawk moth that can flap its wings 30 times a second. However, the activity exhausts the drone’s tiny battery in just a few minutes, according to National Geographic.

Another drone type soars like a pigeon and perches unobtrusively on a power line to observe a surveillance target with a camera.

The Air Force is working on technology that will allow the drones to steal electricity from power cables and other sources – so they can continue to operate for days or weeks on end.

The video follows the drones as they fly through an open door and sneak up behind a man who is aiming a sniper rifle. 

‘Individual MAVs may perform direct attack missions and can be equipped with incapacitating chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives for precision targeting capability,’ according to the video.

On screen, a small, hovering vehicle pauses before shooting the man directly in the back of the head.

Sleep tight serfs.

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike

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5 thoughts on “Micro-Drones Have Landed: “Unobtrusive, Pervasive, Lethal”

  1. This technology seems inevitable.

    And when they can mass manufacture fly-sized robots and flying drones? Or even smaller?

    What will it mean for all of us for a few people to have this kind of power?

  2. I am ready for a complete breakdown of technological societies even if it means personally having to crap in the woods and wash clothes with a washboard on river banks.
    All of these high powered technologies are designed to perpetuate death and destruction including death and destruction of competitors in this predatory capitalistic system we reside in.

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