This Drone-Maker Armed a Quadcopter with a Sniper Rifle


(Duke Robotics photo)(Duke Robotics photo)

A small Florida company has outfitted a quadcopter with a sniper rifle, grenade launcher and other small arms — and wants to sell the technology to military forces.

Duke Robotics Inc. of Gulf Breeze is already filling orders of the TIKAD drone for Israeli forces, according to a company promotional video on YouTube (see below).

The small quadcopter can be equipped with an SR-25 marksman rifle made by Knight’s Armament Co.; an M321A grenade launcher; and an M4 rifle made by Colt Defense and FN America.

The drone “takes the full recoil of the weapon discharge, compensates for its force and quickly readjusts…



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