What is Switchblade in US Army?
In 2012, the US Soldiers in Afghanistan have been issued with a new class of lightweight unmanned drone known as Switchblade, which can be carried in a backpack and used in place of an airstrike. The Switchblade drone, developed by AeroVironment, weighs less than 6 pounds and can take out a sniper on a rooftop, without blasting the building to bits. It can take out a sniper on a rooftop without blasting the building to bits. It also enables soldiers in the field to identify and destroy targets much more quickly by eliminating the need to call in a strike from large drones that may be hundreds of miles away.