This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Drones have been extensively used by the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The drone plane in today's photo is "RQ-11 Raven", produced by AeroVironment, Inc. in California. It can fly up to 6.2 miles (10.0 km) at altitudes of about 500 feet (150 m). This drone plane is launched by hand and its mission is to provide aerial intelligence and surveillance with built-in video cameras and infra-red night vision cameras. The latest model comes with solar batteries which can extend the flight time by 60%.
Photoshop this photo of a U.S. soldier launching a drone any way you wish. Image credit: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory.
Create your own "Robot Soldier". We are looking for entries to be as close to 100% machinery or mechanical. If you find it difficult to create a 100% machine/mechanical soldier we are also looking for a Military Patch that will identify these "Robot Soldiers" in the field. In addition, the article speaks of nano-technology and insect sized swarms, so "Robot Soldiers" can be very tiny too!