This Unmanned Drone Can Sniff Out Chemical and Biological Weapons

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 2, 2016
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The Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center, part of the US Army, is developing an innovative new unmanned drone that is capable of checking for and detecting the presence of chemical and biological threats.

This unmanned drone uses a tool called the Tactical Biological Generation II Detector to be able to detect airborne biological threats such as viruses, while another technology called the Joint Chemical Agent Detector lives up to its name by capturing the presence of chemical materials. The drone itself is made out of circuit boards, a feature that helps to improve the speed and quality of communication with field stations, crucial to taking proactive and preventative measures in the event of a threat.

Unmanned drones in military are usually assumed to operate in the context of battle engagement operations, but this particular drone goes to show the versatility of drones in playing danger-preventing scientific assessment roles.