By Spencer AckermanSeptember 10, 2012
Thought the Army’s Raven drone was tiny? The Army now wants a new drone, called the Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, that’s weighs just just 5 pounds. And unlike the Raven, the so-called LMAMS will be armed and dangerous. Photo: U.S. Army
Killer drones just keep getting smaller. The Army wants to know how prepared its defense-industry partners are to build what it calls a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System.” It’s for when the Army needs someone dead from up to six miles away in 30 minutes or less.
How small will the new mini-drone be? The Army’s less concerned about size than it is about the drone’s weight, according to a recent pre-solicitation for businesses potentially interested in building the thing. The whole system — drone, warhead and launch device — has to weigh under five pounds. An operator should be able to carry the future Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, already given the acronym LMAMS in a backpack and be able to set it up to fly within two minutes.
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