Dropping Explosives From A Quadrotor Puts Tom Clancy To Shame

Dropping Explosives From A Quadrotor Puts Tom Clancy To Shame


future of dropping tiny, deadly bombs from the sky

Richard Ryan continues his real-life exploration of the military tech from Ghost Recon: Future Solider with this demonstration of quadrotors and hexacopters dropping live bombs, set to explode at predetermined proximities to the ground. The bombs — a BB-filled claymore variety, and the fire-gushing napalm sort — have sonar built-in, so that they explode midair instead of on impact, for maximum destruction.

And you even get a few Hurt Locker moments, as Ryan has to disarm bombs that didn’t fire when they were supposed to the first time, which might be the craziest part of all. [YouTube]