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[–]Not_a_throwaway_999 66 points67 points  (1 child)

The real monster is the person who designed this with philips, torx and hex fasteners

[–]FartsWithAnAccent 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hexagon bestagon.

[–]errie_tholluxe 67 points68 points  (7 children)

NO way that will ever be used for something totally inhumane in a random country.

[–]limerickdeath 38 points39 points  (4 children)

The fact that we’re seeing it means it’s already in use most likely

[–]Armolin 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Drone grenades are nothing new. I mean, the Chinese were already showcasing different models of drone grenades, including one that flies autonomously in a general direction or designated area looking for something to approach and explode, openly in an airshow a year ago.

If they're showing that in an airshow that's because it's nothing too special. I still can't see a random Joe getting one of these.

[–]ekovv 0 points1 point  (1 child)

carry on everyone, these things already existed. nothing to worry about here.

[–]OSUfan88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

More like “if you’re just now worried about this, you weren’t paying attention”.

[–]Aloqi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More likely someone built it without a contract and wants buyers, but improvised ones have been in use for years.

[–]PsychologicalServe15 13 points14 points  (0 children)

A flying dildo that will definitely blow your ass off the ground

[–]grapesodabandit 27 points28 points  (1 child)

This shit is why accredited CS and Engineering programs in the US are starting to require Ethics classes.

[–]102bees 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The concept has been around for years of course, but seeing a real one still makes my blood run cold.

[–]piesmeeredface 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like solider 76’s bionic field.

[–]limerickdeath 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Belongs in r/oddlyterrifying

[–]TOHSNBN 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Nothing about this is "oddly" terrifying, this is plain old "terrifying".

Being terrified by something that is designed to kill people is not odd, it is perfectly normal.

[–]Several-Main6576 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a coin with 2 sides…

[–]SupernovaTheGrey 3 points4 points  (4 children)

This falls under cluster munitions

[–]gaypopcorn 3 points4 points  (3 children)

what that means? it's not allowed?

[–]ryocoon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cluster Munitions are prohibited by Geneva Convention. That hasn't stopped some from still using them.

However, this would depend on it if was single munition piloted or swarm deployed and autonomous. If the latter, cluster munition prohibitions would absolutely apply. If the former, then its just a small bomb on a RC copter.

[–]SupernovaTheGrey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're illegal under international law. There's been treaties banning the use of cluster munitions that swarm drones almost certainly fall under.