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Mini-Drones Can Be Primed For Suicide Missions

October 25 2012

The Switchblade unmanned aerial vehicle, which weighs less than 6 pounds, is a
miniature intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform that can be operated
manually or autonomously. It is also lethal, employing a small warhead said to produce
very low collateral damage. The UAV is made by AeroVironment in Monrovia, Calif.

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with combat potential have become smaller, they have needed lighter weapons. Other possibilities beckoned as well....



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