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The Air Force Wants Tiny Drones That Can Squirt Their Prey With Trackable Sensor Goo

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posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 04:06 PM
Hey... did you just hear a Pissst sound? maybe it wasn't a bug, maybe it was the Air force

Having a target painted on one’s back just took on a whole new literal meaning. The Air Force wants a new kind of tracking tech in which a tiny drone surreptitiously “paints” an individual with some kind of signal-emitting powder or liquid that allows the military to keep tabs on him or her. Or perhaps upload their coordinates to a hellfire missile.

On Tuesday, the AF put out a call for proposals for such technology, though it didn’t specify exactly what kind of drone might deliver the magic powder, or what the magic powder might be. But as Danger Room notes, there are a range of experimental technologies that could potentially serve both purposes (for a more thorough rundown of that tech, click through to DR’s piece).

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So can they really do this??? well we all know insect sized UAV's have been in the works for years now and they might prove to be a viable delivery vehicle but what about this spray of goo???

Insight might come from another PopSci article written way back in 2001 when another story talked about
smart tagging

employ biodegradable fluorescent “taggants” that can be scattered by UAVs. Voxtel, a private firm in Oregon, has already made available a product called NightMarks, a nanocrystal that can be seen through night-vision goggles and can be hidden in anything from glass cleaner to petroleum jelly.

Perhaps the most advanced tagging concept is “smart dust,” clouds of “motes,” tiny micro-electromechanical sensors that can attach themselves to people or vehicles. Thousands of these sensors would be scattered at a time to increase the chance of at least one of them reaching its target. Kris Pister, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), the Pentagon’s R&D branch, more than a decade ago to work on smart dust and was able to create sensors the size of rice grains.

remember that was back in 2001 Imagine what they can do today.... a decade later!

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 04:13 PM
This is terrifying. Forget west-nile virus, now we have to worry that any stray bug flying around could mark us for death? Not to mention anyone near us...

Let's hope they don't get their hands on this kind of technology...or that they don't already have it.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by DaddyBare

That was in 2001?

My God, I don't want to think about what they are capable of. Probably able to spray paint somebody's Crown and then push a good old Tomahawk into the skull.

Good Thread as always. Peace.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 04:18 PM
I wonder if wasp spray would disable the drones?

Sounds like a fly swatter would work...

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 04:27 PM
Do not be afraid just be educated about the tech. People often fear new things or those things they don't understand. Fear allows an item or person to control the mind.
I see multiple potentials for abuse of this tech. The Nazis used tattoos to tag people. This is just the latest form.
Scenario 1:Area subject ot fallout or lethal virus.
Airforce does a flyover using chem-trail tech.
Now anyone in that area who could have been exposed to contagions can be easily identified at checkpoints and filtered into one of Femas already available concentration camps for processing.

Scenario 2: Dust is sprayed on the ground creating a perimeter. Anyone crossing the perimeter is tagged for removal from said perimeter. It's all about control it always has been for these people.

edit on 28-4-2011 by Shirak because: spelling

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