12 Aug '17, 3pm

BBC News - US firm reveals gun-toting #drone that can fire in mid-air

BBC News - US firm reveals gun-toting #drone that can fire in mid-air

Image copyright Duke Robotics Image caption A US firm has armed a drone with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher in order to fight terrorism A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air. The Tikad drone, developed by Duke Robotics, is armed with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher. The gun can be fired only by remote control, and is designed to reduce military casualties by cutting the number of ground troops required. But campaigners warn that in the wrong hands, it will make it easier to kill innocent people. The Tikad drone, available for private sale at an undisclosed price, has won a security innovation award from the US Department of Defense, and there is interest from several military forces around the world, including Israel, reports Defense One . According to the firm's website, two of the three co-fo...

Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40901393

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