Modern technology is finally beginning to catch up with the thoughts and dreams of science fiction authors. As drones have been the new media darling in the latest innovative movement for commerce, the military applications of the mini-aircraft are both amazing and bone-chilling.
In a recent US Air Force experiment, hundreds of micro-drones were successfully ejected directly into the high altitude skies from F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets. The swarm of telescoping UAV’s, can provide blanket coverage in a specific area to improve safe intelligence gathering capabilities during missions. While the offensive possibilities of the devices have not been discussed publicly, the idea of a fog comprised of mini-smart weapons is disconcerting to say the least.
VIDEO: Test Launches of Micro-Defense Drones.