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USAF developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill
Daily Mail ^ | 19:11 EST, 19 February 2013 | Michael Zennie

Posted on 02/21/2013 4:22:10 PM PST by null and void

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: drones; miltech; uav; usaf

1 posted on 02/21/2013 4:22:17 PM PST by null and void
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To: null and void

Obama can hardly wait to get his hands on these!


2 posted on 02/21/2013 4:25:13 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: null and void

I am certain these will never be used on US Citizens. /s


3 posted on 02/21/2013 4:25:45 PM PST by elephant
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To: null and void

Heck, we have them here already. Except here we call them “wasps”.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 4:30:02 PM PST by lafroste
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To: null and void

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prey_%28novel%29


5 posted on 02/21/2013 4:30:02 PM PST by DManA
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NCOs called them Airmen Basic. They were like roaches. They were everywhere. I still have nightmares.

Oh... Even better drones that don't fornicate in dumpsters?...

That's new and improved.

/johnny

6 posted on 02/21/2013 4:32:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void
Reminds me of Second Variety by Phillip K. Dick
7 posted on 02/21/2013 4:32:42 PM PST by Fish Speaker (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Disambiguator

Yes, and just wait until the real evil doers get their hands on them. Not that Obama is not a real evil doer.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 4:34:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: null and void

Great!! ANOTHER weapon Obama and the left can use against formerly freedom loving American slaves!!


9 posted on 02/21/2013 4:37:16 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: null and void
I guess the USAF sent their techies down here to check out our insect life.

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10 posted on 02/21/2013 4:40:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: DustyMoment

Oh I don’t know, the video at the link made me realize that these are great shotgun targets. PULL!!!


11 posted on 02/21/2013 4:41:31 PM PST by lafroste
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To: Jim Robinson
Curiously enough, this film was released in...1984.

My first post since the system cam back up :-)

12 posted on 02/21/2013 4:42:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: null and void

I forgot the movie from the late 1980’s where there were little mechanical critters that flew around and killed people.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 4:43:28 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Joe 6-pack

There was another one, a pilot I believe for a mercifully canceled TV show called Eyeborg, and starring Adrian Paul. I thought it was OK as pilots go.


14 posted on 02/21/2013 4:44:59 PM PST by lafroste
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To: null and void

Maybe Jerky Joe Biden is on to something - a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with birdshot should be a good deterrent against these kinds of attacks.


15 posted on 02/21/2013 4:45:20 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: lafroste

made me realize that these are great shotgun targets. PULL!!!
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Maybe ‘we’ have Obozo figured wrong.

He has been practicing to shoot them down while making ‘us’ think he was shootin skeets....


16 posted on 02/21/2013 4:50:13 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: null and void

Breitbart?


17 posted on 02/21/2013 4:50:13 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: SkyDancer

Unfortunately, the writing on the picture coves 1274 of them up.


18 posted on 02/21/2013 4:58:07 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: SkyDancer

Unfortunately, the writing on the picture covers 1274 of them up.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 4:58:17 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.


20 posted on 02/21/2013 5:00:01 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson

Great to see FR up and running again!!

Many thanks to you and John for your hard work, it’s really a drag not having FR to get the news from!!!!!


21 posted on 02/21/2013 5:02:12 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: null and void
Check out the work that has been done over the years at the General Robotics Automation Sensing and Perception Laboratory - GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania - Penn Engineering. Amazing stuff is already being done!

http://www.ted.com/talks/vijay_kumar_robots_that_fly_and_cooperate.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sUeGC-8dyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cseTX_rW3uM

22 posted on 02/21/2013 5:02:51 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: PIF

They’re itty-bitty nasty things plus the smaller ones. You wouldn’t have seen them even if there were no writing.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 5:03:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: sanjuanbob

>>>Breitbart?>>>

I will always wonder.


24 posted on 02/21/2013 5:20:32 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: null and void

Yeah, I heard about those damned things. There’s one particular variant known as “The Bird of Paradise” and is known to have flown up some very uninteresting noses.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 5:29:11 PM PST by equaviator (What difference does it make?)
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To: equaviator

You know, there’s a verse in Revelation that talks about insects that sting horribly and people long for death, but it doesn’t come. Hmmm...


26 posted on 02/21/2013 5:50:54 PM PST by freepertoo
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“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.”

Gives new meaning to being a (remote control) “fly on the wall”! Acting as flying microphones would make them very valuable in intelligence gathering.

Perhaps these will also cut down on collateral damage by allowing for better ID of the target and near-by innocents prior to any lethal action.

The problem remains having this stuff in Marxist usurper Barry’s hands.


27 posted on 02/21/2013 6:11:57 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: freepertoo

This looks like a job for Inspector Spacetime!


28 posted on 02/22/2013 3:39:48 AM PST by equaviator (What difference does it make?)
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