US army issues troops with lethal mini drones – an annotated graphic

Continuing our US military infographic theme today, here’s one about the lethal mini drones that US soldiers in Afghanistan have been issued with.

The Switchblade can be carried in a back pack and used in place of an air strike. Is it us or is the art of war all getting a bit games console? Mankind is devising ever more efficient and remote ways to eradicate itself. It must be considerably easier not to give the destruction your actions will cause a second thought if you can’t actually see what happens. I could probably launch a few missiles meself from this desk against my old enemies if I had the necessary equipment.

Followers of this sort of high-tech warfare might like to read E&T‘s recent feature on smart warfare (no, that’s not an oxymoron).

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

U.S troops get lethal mini-drones
U.S troops get lethal mini-drones
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