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August 28, 2005

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The military is all over UAVs these days. Big ones, little ones, medium sized ones. There are a bewildering number of airframes, sensor packages, and weapons packs in test right now. Like these two.


Fire Scout in action. Developed by the Navy, Fire Scout is an unmanned aerial vehicle (Bill won't fit in there) that is also a candidate to be one of the high-end Army UAVs. We're trying to arm smaller and smaller UAVs... I anticipate we'll be seeing Berettas and paint guns on the micros soon... like this start from the Infantry School at Fort Benning.


Hi-res click here.

Update: Heh. Guess who was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too subtle this morning?

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