Mini-drones, hand-launched devices that can deliver small payloads on flights of 15-minutes or more. The Genie is out of the bottle and proof came in the form of a small drone found on the lawns of the White House.
The Secret Service is investigating. Initial reports say the drone was harmless.
This is a wake-up call. Technologies already on the market are incredibly sophisticated and they're cheap. They can fly remotely with GPS guidance or you can control them from your i-Pad or Android phone with a real-time wi-fi video link.
That's the civilian side of micro-drones. The military stuff is genuinely scary and it's almost certain that, at some point, a rogue state will pass along advanced drones to non-state actors - terrorists, insurgents, criminals you name it.
Time to get that Browning 12 ga. over-under and practice up on your skeet-shooting skills . . .
Gene Simmons has smart bullets guided by a DNA sniffer already.
Hi, Ed. There are already under development small calibre counter-drone batteries. I just can't imagine Pennsylvania Avenue being raked with robotic gunfire.
You might recall when Amazon was touting the idea of using quadcopters to deliver parcels, it did raise the shotgun idea in quite a few minds.
Steve, as you probably imagined, I'm gonna pass on the Gene Simmons business.
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