USAF to test new ‘suicide’ micro-drones

The USAF is to test three ‘suicide’ micro-drones in April 2011 as part of a rapid acquisition programme to equip US special forces in 2012 with a new weapons systems aimed at  “quickly locating, tracking, and engaging time sensitive, fleeting targets, or enemy.”  For ‘engaging’ read ‘killing’.

According to Defence Update, the drones to be tested come from Aerovironment, IAT and Textron Defense Systems and include a new ‘Point and Toss’ mini-drone from IAT and the Switchblade developed by Aerovironment.

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