Kamikaze drones: A new weapon brings power and peril to the U.S. military | NBC News

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The killer drone screamed out of its launch tube, extending its carbon wings and launching itself into the sky. The rechargeable robot traversed the Utah desert too quickly for the human eye to see, looking for the goal it had been set to hit. It flew through the driver’s window of an empty pickup vehicle and burst in a flame a few moments later. NBC News was granted exclusive access to the first public display of the Switchblade 300, a small, low-cost “kamikaze” drone developed by AeroVironment that the US military has discreetly deployed in targeted assassination operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria for years, according to sources. 

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/kamikaze-drones-new-weapon-brings-power-peril-u-s-military-n1285415 


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