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).
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