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Smaller bomb-carrying drones being readied for combat

June 4, 2011

Citing one of the few growing areas of the DoD’s budget, drones – excluding robotic weapons development spending – represents $4.6 billion, and is focusing on cheaper, smaller UAVs “to wage war in the 21st Century” says a recent article in the LA Times.
Raytheon, one of many vendors in this field (including AeroVironment) is developing a small, tactical, GPS-guided bomb that can be strapped onto a drone (see photo) and quick-dropped into action.

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more


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