Pirates Captured By Drones


Last Thursday, nine pirates were captured off the coast of Somalia.  Aiding in the capture were drones flown from the USS Mahan.  The drones fly overhead and take photos, which are instantly relayed to the ship.

Some of the drones are equipped with night vision, allowing them to take photographs at night of the pirates.

Rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons were found on board the pirates skiff.

No word on what kind of drones the Navy was actually using to help capture the pirates.

Link via (NZHerald)

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