Israeli Butterfly Drone In Action

Doesn’t it make you feel warm inside that you and your children’s future will be dominated by aerial surveillance drones?  Me neither.

 

Robotics and military applications seem to be merging in a symphony of mindless slaughter these days with the ever increasing presence of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) not only in battleground locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan, but soon to appear at a police force near you.

 

What is even more disturbing is that what is revealed to us through the media as “new technology” is usually OLD technology that is no longer classified.  Lord knows what they have under classified programs – so the following story comes as no surprise. Beauty, tyranny and death together with the gracious wings of a butterfly.

From The Algemeiner.com

“Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the shape of a tiny butterfly. IAI hopes the vehicle can be used to reach remote locations and gather information. The artificial butterfly weighs only 20 grams and is capable of a vertical takeoff, just like a helicopter.”

 

“The butterfly can take color pictures and is managed remotely with a special helmet. “When you put this on you are actually inside the butterfly’s cockpit. You see what the butterfly sees. You can fly at any altitude and distance and see everything in real time,” said Dubi Binyamini, head of IAI’s mini-robotics department, according to Israel Hayom.”

 

“The butterfly’s advantage is its ability to fly in an enclosed environment. There is no other aerial vehicle that can do that today,” he added. “Potential locations ideal for the butterfly are forests and jungles, and even closed man-made spaces like airports terminals and train stations.”

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