The "Blue Devil 2" is capable of hovering at 20,000 feet for a week at a time while carrying radars, cameras, radio links and computer processors — the airship can also be fitted with “weapons modules,” according to marketing material. The brochure depicts a rotary launcher fitted with 100-pound Hellfire missiles, capable of hitting pinpoint targets up to five miles away. Originally, the company believed those missions would be carried out overseas. But Mav6, whose key executives include former Blackwater employees, is anticipating growing demand from other government organizations.Read more »
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other war zones.Read more »
Multiple branches of the U.S. military will soon be outfitted with solid-state laser weapons.Read more »
In the years ahead, unmanned machines will increasingly fight our wars.Read more »
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