Ok so its not Russian but with the increased popularity of drones everyone has become concerned with their privacy and as a result many companies has spent millions on finding ways of shooting them out of the air. Defend Tex However, is doing the exact opposite. They are developing a drone with a 40mm surprise attached to it. While attack drones are nothing new this is an interesting concept.
DST researchers and DefendTEX are developing and testing next generation explosives for use in future Defence applications #youradf #defencescience pic.twitter.com/IHf0CXLzsl
— DST (@DefenceScience) August 7, 2018
According to SoldierSystems the Drone-40 is made by DefendTex, it is a low-cost, programmable 40 mm munition, providing kinetic or ISR options.
The round is fired from the launcher in order to get it aloft. To attain flight mode, it deploys four helicopter-style rotors to stabilize, move, and provide lift for loiter.
It offers 12 minutes of flight time and/or 20 minutes of loiter time. Cruising speed is 20 m/s and range at optimum speed is in excess of 10km.
Payloads include camera, anti-armor, fuel-air, HE/frag, diversionary, smoke, counter-UAS,
With these mixed of payload types, Drone-40 can….
(Army photo by SFC Teddy Wade, Army Materiel Command )