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’
By MICHAEL ZENNIE
19 February 2013
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.’