They look like mosquitoes and small flies, about the size of a pencil head. They are the newest trend in drones being developed by scientists working for the military industrial complex. The hope is to make the drones so small as to be near impossible to detect. They could then be used to spy, record, and even kill enemy personnel (by injecting them with nano poisons or exploding themselves in someone face or ear).
The new tiny drones are based on insect designs that have evolved over hundreds of millions of years. They represent a future trend now in science.
Expect to see more of them soon.
If the military gets their way they would deploy “swarms” of them on the battlefield.
Judging how drones are used now by the military to target, bomb and assassinate people, we expect that to continue in the future.
According to a recent RT news report the U.S. military is seeking to use these miniature drones to achieve what it calls a "tactical advantage in war":
“This is another step away from bulky heavily armed aerial vehicles or humanoid robots to a much smaller level of tiny remote-control devices. While current drones lack maneuverability, can’t hover and move fast enough, these new devices will be able to land precisely and fly off again at speed. One day the military hope they may prove a crucial tactical advantage in wars and could even save lives in disasters. They can also be helpful inside caves and barricaded rooms to send back real-time intelligence about the people and weapons inside.” (See article: US military surveillance future: Drones now come in swarms? http://www.rt.com/news/us-drones-swarms-274/ ).
Research into the area of drones already is in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
We expect that trend to also continue as civilian scientists and engineers clamour to cater to the darkest desires of the military.
Besides the United States other countries are seeking to develop insect size drones, including the Germans, French, Netherlands and Israel.
In the case of Israel, Their latest project – a butterfly-shaped drone weighing just 20 grams - the smallest in its range so far – can gather intelligence inside buildings. (see article: Spy-Butterfly: Israel developing insect drone for indoor surveillance http://www.rt.com/news/israel-drone-indoor-butterfly-672/ ).
Drones are also being developed to mimic other forms in nature, including birds and fish…
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