Pentagon Seeking Ideas in Developing Drones That Sense Toxins #drone #droneday
The Pentagon is seeking ideas in developing drones that can detect chemical and biological weapons:
A request for information issued this week for the Thunderstorm Technology Demonstration Program asks industry, academia and government R&D organizations for potential demonstration candidates in two areas: small to mid-size drones that can detect chemical or biological agents, and emerging technologies that could counter small, inexpensive drones carrying a chemical or biological weapon of mass destruction.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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