Saturday, November 18, 2006
Israel's technology for the war on terror
I made a comment not too long ago on My Point Radio that Israel takes American technology, and adds to it, making it more advanced than anything we have, and they don't even tell us how they did it.
Nanotechnology emerged from the imagination of the writers of the Star Trek series of shows, and the United States has been working on perfecting the technology for some time. Israel is now using nanotechnology to try to create a miniature robot able to chase, photograph, and kill its targets.
The "bionic hornet" is something that would be able to pursue the enemy in ways that troops and current technology cannot. The robotic device will be able to navigate into missile launchers, for example.
Being developed to combat militants, and discover suicide bombers with miniature sensors, the tool will become immensely useful in situations such as the recent war in southern Lebanon. In fact, the war in Lebanon is what proved the Israelis need smaller weaponry. It is costly to send a $100 million plane against a suicidal terrorist.
The war in Lebanon lasted 34 days before the U.N. brokered a ceasefire in mid-August. Deaths from the war included more than 1,200 Labanese and 157 Israelis. With this kind of nanotechnology, the death toll would drop, and the victory reached by the Israelis would be more swift and decisive.
Prototypes for the new weapons are expected within three years.