Surveillance and Assassination Now down to the Micro (soon to be Nanotech) level. How Cute!!
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.
Air Force officials said they have already produced tiny remote-control prototypes – but they consume so much power that can only operate for a few minutes.The military has already produced a drone patterned after a hawk moth that can flap its wings 30 times a second.
The drones will work in concert to patch together a wide, detailed view of the battlefield – singling out individual targets without losing sight of the broader scene. The drones fly – not like planes, but like insects. High frequency flapping wings allow the drones to hover and maneuver in tight spaces.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.
Daily Mail Article