Washington Times – Pentagon looks for new ways to weaponize 11K drones

11,000 drones for “lightweight, precision-guided weapons” for emerging threats in the Asia-Pacific region-
Some ideas for weaponizing drones in new ways include retrofitting drones to use the Cold War-era Hydra 70 rockets and the Laser Homing Attack or Anti-Tank (LAHAT) missile, Defense Tech reported.

The document states that $24 billion is scheduled to be spent on “unmanned air, ground and maritime systems over the next five years through fiscal 2018,” according to Defense Tech. For fiscal 2014, $4.1 billion is slated for drone development.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/3/pentagon-looks-new-ways-weaponize-11k-drones/

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