Pentagon Pushing Mini-Drones
With smaller and smaller size
and the lack of oversight regarding surveillance,
this shall empower the government to target dissidents lethally.
Air Force seeks lethal mini-drones
KADIMA, Israel, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A rapid acquisition program for lethal mini-drones for Special Operations Forces has reportedly been launched by the U.S. Air Force's Rapid Acquisition Cell.
Defense Update, an Israeli publication, said the equipment to be delivered under the Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System program will provide warfighters in covert positions a portable, non-line-of-sight precision strike capability with a very low risk of collateral damage.
Last month, the Air Force selected Aerovironment, IAT and Textron Defense Systems three contractors to provide weaponized systems for a test series planned for this spring. Procurement of weapons would begin next year.
Two representative systems in the category are a new "Point and Toss" mini-drone from IAT and the Switchblade, developed by Aerovironment, Defense Update said.
The Air Force expects the new weapon to weigh around 3 pounds.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/01/03/Air-Force-seeks-lethal-mini-drones/UPI-85651294069921/#ixzz1PtDONFE6
The Pentagon promotes this on a smaller and smaller scale- insect sized.
Just imagine the possibilities, combined with a lack of adequate oversight against abuse.... potential rule by terror.
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