The Israeli Military is Buying Copter Drones With Machine Guns

The Israeli military is buying small multi-rotor drones modified to carry a machine gun, a grenade launcher and variety of other weapons to fight tomorrow’s urban warfare battles. Their maker, Florida startup Duke Robotics, is pitching the TIKAD drone to the U.S military as well.

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  • Hard Little Machine
    • John Boy

      Are you claiming terrorists are human?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And you can bet the farm that the Israeli military will modify these drones to make them even deadlier.

  • tom_billesley

    So? The difference between using this or an MQ-9 Reaper is largely a matter of altitude rather than attitude.
    The major shift would be when the software does the target selection and launch.

    • canminuteman

      I disagree. The Reaper is a strategic weapon. It’s missions are planned and controlled at a very high level. This thing would be a tactical weapon that you could deploy at the company or platoon level and they could deploy it to outflank the guys behind the next hill.

      It’s the same general idea, but totally different employment. Right now an infantry battalion has a combat support company with a mortar platoon, an anti armour platoon and a reconnaissance platoon. In the future you could add a drone platoon.

  • That is the coolest thing I have seen all day.

  • tom_billesley

    North Dakota law allows armed drones, but only with weapons that are ordinarily non-lethal, such as pepper spray, taser and rubber bullets.
    https://gcn.com/articles/2015/08/26/north-dakota-drones.aspx