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posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 12:54 AM
This is for every commander that thought, what is that SOB planning behind this building, river, or hill.

The new Wasp MAV is about the size of a diner plate and can be carried and lunched by one solider. It is light and fast equipped with powerful cameras to capture the enemy's action.

The Wasp carries forward- and side-looking fixed-focus color daylight cameras. The images from these cameras are relayed back to a ground control unit along with global positioning system coordinates.

A Marine controlling the UAV can then relay those coordinates to a fire control center for an artillery shoot.

Once launched, the Wasp enters an automatic flight pattern that is programmed into its avionics software through a Toughbook computer using FalconView software for handling images and mission control.

The Wasp controller is about the same size as a Gameboy. It has a main joystick, a throttle control, a switch for changing camera views, a mode select button and an enter key for setting modes.

It boasts a 7-inch liquid crystal color display the pilot can use to manually fly the craft or take a fast look at a suspected target. It also has an "autoland" feature that takes all the guesswork out of trying to land.

Speaking of landing, the Wasp can either be caught in a net or hard-landed on a fairly level surface.


What do you guys think, will it be affective and come in handy?

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 01:19 AM
ya its small,cheap prolly kinda easy to use catch me a Bin Laden!

posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 01:36 AM
what kind of ordinace would they be able to snap on that bad boy???

im thinkin poisons darts perfect assisation technique, and or high explosive shells.

just great!

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