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Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Whirl-A-Drone

I don’t know why, but this made me laugh hard…

 

I have this mental picture of Osama running for his life while a flock of these things are chasing him around a corner…. Only to run into one coming the other way. J 

whirl1.jpg imageOur buddy Noah at DefenseTech points out a new unmanned flying drone that is sure to be darkening the skies over all the most fashionable warzones of 2014, this time using the power of whirling. Looking somewhat like a rotor that's lost its helicopter, the "Whirl-A-Drone" (just Whirl to its friends) is a twenty-foot automaton that will be able - assuming the upcoming open air flight tests give the Pentagon reason to fund more development - to hover in place for up to four days at a time.

Of course, even without on-board weapons, the Whirl-A-Drone should be a pretty decent threat deterrent in and of itself. Nobody wants a 20-foot spinning blade to come threshing out of the sky to greet them. It's lawnmower diplomacy!

Read - WHIRL-A-DRONE BEGINS TO SPIN [DefenseTech]

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