If we were making a listing of frightening air-borne war machines, this would most likely rank near the top. You undoubtedly won’t wish to be targeted by the Fire Shadow, however from the safety of a web browser, it’s impossible not to admire the craft’s versatility. Made by French developer MBDA, the Fire Shadow missile is created to strike a stationery or moving item on command. However unlike some other UAVs, this ingenious rig can stay airborne for up to 6 hours prior to it’s assigned to damage a large automobile (and its occupants) from a nearly vertical position of attack. Tipping the scale at less than 440 pounds (about 200 kgs), it has an array of approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers) and is explained by MBDA as being “inexpensive price.” The British Army is said to have actually taken delivery of the missile in March, and will certainly begin testing in Sweden later this year, but you can easily see it action today in the demo video recording after the break.
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