Drones Marketed With Bombs Attached, Despite Company Claims

Source: theintercept.com theintercept.com

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A forthcoming drone made by Autel, a Chinese electronics manufacturer and drone-maker, is being marketed using images of the unmanned aerial vehicle carrying a payload of what appears to be explosive shells. The images were discovered just two months after the company condemned the military use of its flying robots. Two separate online retail preorder listings for the $52,000 Autel Titan drone, with a cargo capacity of 22 pounds and an hour of flight time, advertised a surprising feature: the ability to carry (and presumably fire) weapons. In response to concerns from China-hawk lawmakers in the U.S. over Autel’s alleged...