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Backpack-Sized Drones To Deliver Lethal Warheads

June 12 2012


Army officials say the Defense Dept. will soon deploy miniature drones that can destroy targets with high accuracy, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The six-pound Switchblade, made by the California-based AeroVironment, is armed with tiny explosives that can be delivered to a target in a kamikaze fashion.

The two-foot-long drone can be carried in a soldier's rucksack and launched from a mortar-like tube. It then can deliver live video until an attack order is given.

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