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This Downed Drone In Somalia Shows How The Military Hides Its Eyes In The Sky

A strange-looking drone landed in the town of Mogadishu, Somalia on May 1st. The design of the drone was meant to camouflage it by giving it a bird-like appearance.

 

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The downed drone provides an idea of how the military keeps its surveillance missions in the sky hidden from the prying eyes.

 

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Although the locals have associated this drone to the Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), the drone resembles the one used by the US Army Special Operations Command.

 

The most intriguing feature of the drone is its wings that could flap, giving it a very realistic look. The drone used by the US Army Special Operations Command could be fired from a cannon or launched manually.

 

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Apart from birds, DARPA has also come up with drones resembling flies, millipedes, and mosquitoes.