The US company Duke Robotics developed a weaponed octacopter called Tikad drone. It does not only carry a gun but also a grenade launcher which aroused the interest of several militaries all over the world.
TThe idea is to replace and protect soldiers on the battlefield with such drone, and to operate safely in difficult situations.
Raziel Atuar, CEO of Duke Robotics: “As a former Special Mission Unit commander, I have been in the battlefield for many years and over the last few years, we have seen how the needs of our troops in our battlefield have changed.”
The US Department of Defense already honored the invention with a security innovation award.