Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Why is that mechanical-looking thing coming over to me...

Well, good sir, you've just spotted the US Army's brand new toy:

"...an unmanned flying robot that can take off and land vertically, fly for more than an hour, and drop a payload in a specified location without any human intervention. The bot was tested as a system for deploying a communications array dubbed WolfPack, which is used to jam enemy battlefield transmissions and block jamming of transmissions from friendly forces. The unmanned bot can reach speeds of up to 30 knots, and is able to drop its payload within one meter of a predefined target location."

Hmm, I don't think you'd want to see one of these things coming at you at a speed of 30 knots. Just a thought.


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