Oh Great, a Pepper Spray-Firing Drone
Oh man. I hate to think where this whole drone thing is headed:
The maker of a drone that fires pepper spray bullets says it has received its first order for the machine.
South Africa-based Desert Wolf told the BBC it had secured the sale of 25 units to a mining company after showing off the tech at a trade show in London.
What would a mining company want with 25 drones? Oh, wait:
It is marketing the device as a “riot control copter” that can tackle crowds “without endangering the lives of security staff”.
Desert Wolf’s website states that its Skunk octacopter drone is fitted with four high-capacity paintball barrels, each capable of firing up to 20 bullets per second.
In addition to pepper-spray ammunition, the firm says it can also be armed with dye-marker balls and solid plastic balls.
The machine can carry up to 4,000 bullets at a time as well as “blinding lasers” and on-board speakers that can communicate warnings to a crowd.
Entry filed under: Musings.