AFRL Looking At DNA Collection Capabilities For Micro Unmanned Systems

By Jason Simpson / December 29, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force Research Laboratory is investigating the possibility of using micro remotely piloted aircraft to positively identify individual targets in a way not possible with today's unmanned aircraft, according to a lab official. The flexibility of bird- or insect-size remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) could allow them to fly close enough to possible enemy combatants so that they could conduct retina scans or even pull a hair from the person's head for DNA analysis, Leo Rose, chief of the lab's...

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