If you so happen to be in the US Army, I am quite sure that there are plenty of “toys” to play with, and these are more or less a whole lot more lethal and potent than just mere fireworks. Drones have been playing quite an important role in the military for quite some time now, as they are able to scout an area beforehand without having to put the lives of soldiers at risk. Heck, even drones can be armed with missiles, flying remotely to deliver the payload without the “pilot” leaving the comfort of a plush chair. Well, we have talked about the Maveric drone in the past that supposedly could be used to combat the mosquito problem in Florida, but here, Priora Robotics has bigger plans than just making short work of them bloodsuckers.

In fact, the new Maveric drone might seem to be a bird to the untrained observer, as it measures roughly the same size as that of a large pigeon. However, the Maveric will be equipped with a gimball mounted camera that would enable it to spy on ordinary folks as well as what is happening on the ground. It takes around 5 minutes for a single soldier to prepare this 2.5 pound drone to take off, where it can achieve a speed of 65 miles per hour, hitting altitudes as high as 25,000 feet. So far, we do know that the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force has already purchased 36 Maverics for an “urgent but undisclosed need”.

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