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Israeli quadcopter drones snag flaming kites and drop tear gas

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The future is now!


The age of low-end drone warfare is officially upon us, and nowhere is this reality being made more apparent than along the Gaza-Israel border. Weeks of violent protests by Palestinians along the fenceline have given birth to 'incendiary kites' as a robust asymmetric warfare tactic that we detailed in a previous piece. Now Israel is putting hobby-like drones to use to knock down those flaming kites, and even to release tear gas on protesters from across the fenceline.




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Automated warfare has progressed from tactical precision strikes to swarming, crowd-controlling skirmishers.


Imagine drones like these being used on protesters in more developed nations.

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