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The quite strange unarmed bird-like drone which was recovered by Pakistani forces in August of 2011 apparently did not just fly over Pakistan, but was also apparently spotted by Iraqi insurgents at least two years before making its way to Pakistan.
One might jump to the conclusion that the drone belongs to the United States since the U.S. is involved a great deal of drone operations in Pakistan – which the Pakistani parliament has unanimously declared must end. It also appears to be similar to some of the drone projects which are leaning towards designs influenced by birds and insects.
Originally posted by docgreen15
If you want to know what this is then you need to google "Markus Fischer" from a company called Bionic Learning Network established by a company called Festo in Germany. If you want to see the "bird" in action then have a look at the "TED talks" done by Markus.
Not sure how sucessful attaching a camera to it would be... you would think the motion would likely make it useless... I guess computer software could maybe compensate for it, who knows. Maybe slightly more covert than a drone but can't see it being useful in that these "insurgents" know they are being watched by a superpower so what's doing the watching isn't all that important.
I bet they thought it was a Thunderbird when they saw it flying
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by purplemer
obviously whoever made these needs to work on their self-destruct mechanism.