Dragonfly drones, VR helmets, and laser guns on British military’s wishlist

Article on Ars Technica, about Animal Dynamics’ ‘skeeter’ drone. === New £800M fund to help develop UK’s high tech weaponry over next 10 years.   Insect drones and laser guns are at the top of the list of cutting edge weapons tech desired by the Ministry of Defence, which plans to spend £800 million on development… Read more »

By Tessa Darbyshire

on 12/8/16

Article on Ars Technica, about Animal Dynamics’ ‘skeeter’ drone.
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New £800M fund to help develop UK’s high tech weaponry over next 10 years.

 

Insect drones and laser guns are at the top of the list of cutting edge weapons tech desired by the Ministry of Defence, which plans to spend £800 million on development of the gear over the next 10 years.

The idea is to allow industry and academia to pitch their ideas to a new Innovation and Research Insights Unit (IRIS) whose unenviable job it is to predict the future—or in MoD-speak to anticipate “the challenges of tomorrow, to gain critical advantage for our defence and security forces.”

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