Story & video here The U.S. military’ newest drone is a twenty-first century take on the kamikaze that can both surveil and eliminate America’s foes in a suicide attack— and it all fits in a backpack. Called the Switchblade, this new lethal unmanned aerial vehicle is a highly portable “magic bullet” that can engage enemies Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS), which gives a remarkable tactical advantage to our troops in theater. The enemy’s ability to hide beyond fortifications when ambushing our troops from fixed fighting positions should be substantially diminished by this new technology. The drone’s manufacturer, AeroVironment, expands on the mission set and specifications of this hyper-advanced warfare tool: “The drone gives a powerful but expendable miniature flying Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) package on a target within minutes. This miniature, remotely-piloted or autonomous platform can either glide or propel itself via quiet electric propulsion, providing real-time GPS coordinates and video for information gathering, targeting, or feature/object recognition.” The small size and quiet motor make it difficult to detect, recognize, and track even at very close range. The Switchblade can be deployed by an individual solider or be launched from a number of air and ground platforms. The comments section is worth reading because it doesn't take long for the "how long before they use them against us in a fight against totalitarianism?" question to surface. Would King Barak I, The Most Holy and Powerful Potentate really use them to stay in power? Hells yeah he would.