NADAR "suicide drones" could soon become a regular feature on the battlefield, according to a military expert.
Flying devices can be made to carry explosives and float for hours before attacking your targets.
According to ABC, Malcolm Davis of the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy warned the Australian Defense Force (ADF) that he needs to be prepared for this "killer drone."
He said: “If the ADF is deployed operationally, they must expect attacks from multitudes of drone mobs that can operate independently and coordinate.
"They have their program before launch, then they fly towards the target and then coordinate with each other in a flock to attack the target."
"Attacking like a swarm of bees, except that each bee has a high explosive charge."
Davis noted that thousands of drones simultaneously would be very difficult to stop.
Especially if they control themselves after being programmed and if they travel at high speed, they might even be difficult to detect on radar.
These comments came when Iran was accused of preparing to launch a squadron of military aircraft.
Israel was blamed this weekend for a drone explosion in Lebanon.
Previous reports also indicated that the Islamic State attached explosives to drones that were not available.
Is that a killer drone?
This is what you need to know …
- Military drones are free pilot planes and have been used on the battlefield for decades.
- Killer drones are also known as suicide drones because they combine the capabilities of bombs and planes when they explode.
- They are said to be able to hover in the sky for hours before diving into a target
- Reports claim that drones can travel 200 kilometers per hour
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