OK, so the natural progression of drone payloads is tiny missiles. Same as with big planes. Tiny missiles, less collateral damage. What’s the problem with that? Well that depends on who can get the missiles.
What about “missile walking”? You good with that? Drug cartels get them. You good with that. Small has many implications. If it fits in a trunk, then what? Can small nukes be next?
Pulse pounding small missile video, months away.
Raytheon video of flight tests of a prototype of its Small Tactical Munition (STM), a 25-lb. laser/GPS-guided unpowered weapon designed to arm small unmanned aircraft, principally the AAI RQ-7 Shadow tactical UAV. For the tests, the STM was dropped from Raytheon’s Cobra testbed UAV. The company vying for the contract to arm US Marine Corps Shadows, whcih are planned to be fielded with weapons within two years.
Tiny missile, just right for tiny neighbor hood patrolling drones. Do you think Obama will use them on America’s Southern border? The drug cartels are killing our agents.
Better arm up …
You never know when the EPA cow blasters are going to send you a message. Sounds far fetched now, but what if they are trying to keep your cows from grazing on public lands.
What about barricaded terrorists? In the house next to yours? We have “had swat team destroy missions” that were waged literally houses down the block from me. What about that? You walk out the door, and all hell breaks loose. Flash bangs, police cars … It was a practice exercise, we were told by the local PD. Didn’t sound like practice to us.
1984, they didn’t have this many new toys to play with.