Tuesday, April 19, 2016

IDF looking at purchasing mini suicide drone.

(Israel) The IDF have expressed a very keen interest in the purchase of the Rotem mini suicide drone. Small enough (4.5kgs) to allow 1 soldier to carry two. The drone which is controlled by a tablet computer can stay aloft for 30 minutes and if a target of opportunity arises , it can be directed to dive down onto it where its 1 kg warhead can be used to good effect, with minimum collateral damage. Whilst the Rotem comes in at tens of thousands of dollars in price, it still is vastly cheaper than a Precision guided missile such as the Hellfire which costs $110,000 a shot.