3 "Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm
the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were allowed
to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. 6 And in those
days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them."
7 "In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human
faces, 8 their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth; 9 they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their
wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. 10 They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt
people for five months is in their tails."
I believe the picture is an artist's rendition of what's possible with this technology, but I could be wrong, and I wouldn't be surprised if
something similar to these little critters are already being used.
They're called Micro Air Vehicles
Imagine what would happen if some madman, who thinks he's the anti-Christ, were to get his hands on something like this. Just make a few changes to
the bug in the picture and suddenly the reality of someone being able to unleash the locusts of the Bible isn't so far fetched.
While researching another thread I stumbled upon a juicy little nugget of information that inspired this thread...
From July 3 - 6, 2012 in the “Lion City” of Braunschweig, Germany a competition was held called the “International Micro Air Vehicle Conference
and Flight Competition" or "IMAV 2012”.
The people who put this event together (as shown in the following image) should be reason enough to take this seriously or at least raise an
Now what you may find most interesting of all is that I found out about this competition while investigating a possible evacuation order in Isfahan,
Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan
I decided to check the University's websites for evidence of an evacuation order when I stumbled upon this from the Isfahan University of
IUT Student Aerospace Team Wins Powerfully, Hits First in Germany World Competitions
The IUT Student Aerospace Team ranked first in the International Micro Air Vehicle Competitions (IMAV2012), which was hosted by Germany. Azarakhsh IUT
Team, in this world championship of tiny unmanned birds that was held on 14 and 15 Tir this year and attended by 15 teams from different countries
including America, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Australia and Turkey, won the gold medal. Pointing to the high scientific level of the tournaments
as a global competition, Dr. Mehdi Nili Ahmad Abadi, who is in charge of the IUT Aerospace Team, declared: “The International Micro Air Vehicle
Competitions are held every year and aim to present the latest capabilities in the design of unmanned birds and are supported and sponsored by the
European Union Office of Aerospace Research and Development and the Office of Naval Research”. He added: “In these competitions, held both Indoor
and Outdoor, the IUT Student Team, including Javad Poormohammad, Mohammad Reza Radmanesh, Mahdi Kaveh, Ali Riahi Samani, and Iman Samani, along with
depicting the creativity and ingenuity of Iranian youth, ranked first in Outdoor Flight Dynamics, ranked second in Outdoor Autonomy, and, totally,
ranked first in Outdoor section”. The faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Isfahan University of Technology described this
success as an unprecedented honor during the presence of Iranian teams in previous tournaments and said: “The achievement of this success by IUT
students is a symbol of scientific and technical genius of the youth of this land in competition with other countries in the design of unmanned tiny
birds”. Terminating his remarks, he thanked Dr. Ali Reza Fadaei, the faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Isfahan University
of Technology for his cooperation and contribution, and said: “The attainment of this pride-provoking success is due to the praise-worthy efforts
and perseverance on the part of the mechanical engineering undergraduate students at the university during the past two years and the financial
support by Khodran Vafa Company and the spiritual support of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the university”.
Upon further digging into the event, I learned that the Conference consisted of 17 presentations and 4 of them were given by the Iranians
-A new Method for Design of Fixed Wing Micro Air Vehicle
-Sending instructions and receiving the data from MAVs using telecommunication Networks
So now I'm left scratching my head with a new perspective on the whole technology and information sharing practices between us and our so called
The U.S. Army and Navy help put together an event in which the Iranians schooled everyone on a technology that serves no purpose but to do harm and
Does anyone else see a problem with this?