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haha PULL UP (pull down? 🤔) from the friendly skies 🛩💨💨💨.  Russia’s largest defense contractor did this:

The Almaz-Antey company filed a patent for the armed drone with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property in 2018. Described as “a fully functioning [gun] inside a set of wings,” the 23-kilogram drone is capable of flying for 40 minutes and staying aloft while shooting. (source)

Holy this looks like the most awkward thing on the planet to shoot.  It’s doable though, so I guess that’s all that matters.

Thoughts? I hope the AK guy starts mounting some AKs on cheap drones for some ridiculous YouTube shennigans.

Gat tip: Krystian

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This mech looking thing unveiled at an arms expo just outside Moscow:

It’s apparently still a work in progress.  That’s good to hear, because right now it’s looking a bit corny.  I trust Kalashnikov to do it right.

Here’s an article on the robot which has some additional info if you care.

Thoughts?

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Kalashnikov Concern does not give a single shit about any “Safety Sallys”:

Holy, this hold video my butthole clench and my face do this 😬.  Yea I get it, these guys are “operators”… I still don’t see the point though.  This basically just amounts to being a “flex for the ‘gram”… as in showing off for Instagram etc.

0:40 – This one was definitely in the top 3 for cringiest.  Oh wow.  So you’re really going to put a guy (who you can’t really see) behind the the target… and shoot at weird angles.  Hmmmm. 🤔

0:47 – AHHHHHHH two shots to the vest on his chest.

It’s hard to tell on camera, but some of those rounds don’t sound too loud so I’m hoping they are maybe all simunition.

1:38 – Uhhhhh maybe none of them are simuntion rounds because at this timestamp they are actually shooting at eachother from behind a barricade and it’s ripping away chunks of the wall.  I love how there’s an audience there too haha.

2:07 – haha they pop a little quadcopter up to see the guy behind the wall so they can proceed to hose him.

There is some more stunting in this video by them from August as well:

Thoughts?  Would operate with?  There’s always a trickle down effect with these videos, which I’m looking forward too.  I bet in the next few months we’ll really start to see the usual derpy guys on instagram really step their game up and throw caution to the wind for likes.

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Developed for KGB close-protection agents, who were tasked with guarding high-ranking state officials:

This is one item I’ll never get sick of seeing videos about.  It would be cool to see one in person someday.  Like not that mind blowing… but I’d still press a few buttons and give an audible “heh cool”.

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You gon’ learn today:

Cool stuff.  I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of this type of thing down the road.  Artificial intelligence is definitely the future.

From the description:

“Our neural network has been designed so that it learns to look for potential targets. It highlights it [the target] out of multitude of things it sees. Then, understanding it is a potential target, the neural network can make a decision on how to act,”

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VICE did a solid job on this!  I don’t think too many of you guys will be mad at it:

0:02 – We’re off to a strong start with that hella battleworn AK.

0:09 – haha carbon fiber “KALASHNIKOV” cut out handguard, with a hell of a muzzle brake on the end of the barrel.  That break probably weighs a couple pounds haha.

2:00 – Yikes, their main market was the USA (obviously), and 90% of exports were shipped here.

3:31 – Damn that new model is NIIIIIIIIICE.

3:55 – OOOOooo dat auto on the SF battleworn model.

4:49 – The rebranding campaign video they are talking about you can watch below:

So my question to you VICE haters out there… u mad at this?

Gat tip: Dawud

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