back to article Another 180 'hover & stare' ducted fan bots for US forces

The US military has ordered a further 180 hovering ducted-fan spyeye robots, renowned for their ability to operate in tight places and "stare" through windows at will. The latest Honeywell MAV - now branded T-Hawk™ The latest in "hover & stare" - now with moving eyes US manufacturer Honeywell announced the order yesterday …

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  1. Wayland Sothcott Bronze badge
    Black Helicopters

    PULL!

    Whooorrrrrr....

    BANG....

    BANG.... {got it with the second barrol}

    PULL

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    A presence I haven't felt since...

    Is it just me, or is that spybot eerily evocative of the probe droids used in The Empire Strike Back?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    17 pounds?

    What's that in real money then? Why does El Reg use these archaic and out-moded measurements? This is a *technical* rag and *technical* people use SI units. You don't even say if you mean pounds Troy or pounds Avoirdupois FFS.

    (It's about 7.7kg, assuming pounds Avoirdupois)

  4. Paul Murphy
    Paris Hilton

    I for one..

    Welcome our hovering, staring overloads (which may or may not be armed) and look forward to people hanging their clothes on those handy little legs to give them a quick dry.

    Next question - who are they going to stare at? - PH has been done already (phnarr phnarr)

    ttfn

  5. Phil Hare
    Stop

    $65m for 180?

    That's roughly $360,000 per unit. I'm fairly certain my local model plane club and some open sourcers could come up with an alternative for $360 a pop.

  6. Dave Bell

    The DoD did check it works?

    I mean, this is something that is pretty neat, but does it work in combat?

    9a big butterfly net, maybe?)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    BB

    I guess we will have to draw the curtains when watching our extreme porn now

  8. Andrew Carpenter
    Alien

    Don't worry

    They're harmless yet annoying, and quite easy to take out.. just use your crowbar, or the gravity gun..

    You don't have to be combine to work here ... but it helps!

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Damn pesky Manhacks

    Ruining my day. :(

  10. John
    Coat

    I'm Made of Metal....

    ...My circuits gleam

    I am perpetual, I keep the country clean...

    Mines the one with the silver studs on it.

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