You know it was only a matter of time until technology like this was made semi-public. The United States Air Force has successfully developed many different prototype remote control drones that resemble birds, and even flies.
Popping up in video games and some popular action films, these drones are the wave of the future of covert missions and battle. Much like the traditional predator drones are controlled and managed, the Fly-Bot is manned by a United States Air Force personnel (pilot) via a command center and via remote control which can get extremely precise as to where he/she intends to go with it.
Insect Predator Drone Blending In
Fitting on the tip of your finger, the drone shows you just how small it actually is and is just a rough prototype. I’m willing to bet that by the time this little bugger is complete, you will have virtually no chance of telling the difference between a real fly and the insect drone.
Seeing how they are going to be rather impossible to detect by the naked eye, the Air Force will also be able to “mingle” in with other real insects to make it that much harder and more legit. We’ve heard of a fly swatter, but what about a marksman trying to shoot down every fly he sees within a 100 yard radius. The future of war-fare and intelligence collection just got a whole lot more sophisticated.
This Fly Packs More Than Just The Annoying Buzz In Your Ear
You better believe that the US has been working on this technology for a long time and pouring research and development funding into the prototypes; but one thing that is for certain is that you will get very little if any information about these drones from here onward as it will likely be wrapped tightly in red classified tape.
Here’s a quick image for you: imagine a pack of 20 of these capturing every angle of both voice and video on a hideout or other military opposition compound. Add to that the ability for the Air Force to someday strap some weapons or explosives to them and you have some deadly insects on hand.