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This Drone Can Fire Guns And Handle Recoil

Aug 10, 2017 at 12:44 PM ET

A weaponized drone that was designed for the military and can carry and fire guns.

The TIKAD, a 110-pound unmanned aerial vehicle, has a breakthrough that backyard hobbyists have yet to match. The drone, developed by Florida-based Duke Robotics, can aim and fire, using a robotic stabilizer that absorbs the recoil of its mounted gun. The stabilizer provides the drone with increased accuracy, while allowing it to quickly set up for the next shot.

If deployed, it could allow soldiers to engage the enemy, while reducing risk.