Check out the new AeroVironment's Switchblade--a weaponized Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)--demoed at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).
The Switchblade is a backpack-sized, portable drone that can be launched by our soldiers on the battlefield to locate the enemy and take them out.
The Switchblades are weaponized drones--they are easily deployed from their launch tunes and then piloted remotely or autonomously to recon enemy positions.
Once the enemy is located, the operator can arm the drone and quietly send it in on a suicide bombing run--flying straight into the enemy target.
Popular Science and MSNBC is reporting that the U.S. Army has made a multi-million dollar order for these little kamikazes.
The video demonstrates how soldiers under attack quickly and effectively use the Swichblade drones to safely counter and strike against enemy attackers.
Instead of calling in for reinforcements, our troops will now have the capability to deploy their own aerial support--anytime, anywhere.
Self-sufficiency is a great thing, especially when the enemy thinks they have you pinned down--and then boom! ;-)