I want to introduce one of our newest and most qualified contributors, Travis Lively. Travis is an Industry heavy weight when it comes to all things UAS (Unmanned Aerial System). He’s also a former teammate who we used to call the “Mayor of Bahrain” but that’s another story. Travis is a damn good writer and we are lucky to have him contribute to the site.
I’m sure you’ll find what he has to say very engaging. Thanks Trav.
The Switchblade UAS: Is Everyone Now a Sniper?
What if ground forces possessed the capability to deliberately bend or manipulate the trajectory of a lethal projectile in flight? Or shoot and hit intended targets from around corners beyond line of sight (BLOS) with deadly accuracy and extreme prejudice. Imagine an operator who could vector, alter or recall a potentially misplaced shot before impact? When it comes to the employment of traditional kinetic ordinance, the laws of physics demand conformance to the rule of “fire and forget” with no second chances or mulligans. That was…until now.