Yikes. Just…yikes.

by Tim Condon

Headlines from yesterday’s Daily Mail Online: “U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill targets.  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’.”

Damn. Things are getting seriously weird on the government warfare landscape. You can see a video and read the entire article HERE.

Yikes.

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  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    The bad news – not widely reported here because it would drive citizen paranoia off the charts.
    The good news – most of these gadgets are electric, and have a battery life that is less impressive than a Chevy (re)Volt.
    For right now, the occasional Predator, and the increasingly common electric photo-copter are what we should worry about.
    “I’m sorry officer – I thought a hawk was diving to attack my cat, and grabbed the shotgun! Nothing that duct tape can’t fix, right?”

    • C. dog e. doG

      I wonder where we can buy our Micro Air Vehicle Protection Devices (MAVPD’s), you know, to even things up a bit?
      – C. dog redeploying slingshots

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.zeiter George Zeiter

    Nothing good Fire Control can’t handle! I wish I had my old twin radar directed 5′ 38 DP mount and the 37 gun system to utilize. Seriously, this stuff scares the hebejebes out of me. It is so wrong on so many levels that rational people should be scared beyond all rational thought. In the 50s it was UFOs, the 60s ICBMs, 70s empty Billy Beer cans now armed drones.

  • Scott Morales

    Ahh, Cameron was way off, it’s not Skynet, it’s Swarmnet. It’s not one red-eyed Schwarzenegger, it’s two bulbous red-eyed Jiminy Cricket, that’s how it happens. Okay, whose John Connor?

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