The U.S. Marine Corps has a new 3-D printed drone and they've given it a name: Nibbler.
The drone, which appears to be similar to many civilian models, can be assembled by a Marine in only six hours and can be controlled by either a tablet, a smartphone, or a radio controller.
Nibbler has the ability to perform a wide variety of missions, including conducting surveillance, gathering intelligence, carrying ammunition, or being the last thing an enemy may see as it drops ordinance.
Drones, of course, have been a part of the U.S. military for several years and have played crucial roles in intelligence collection and striking enemies. Nibbler, however, is the first one the Marines have that is 3-D printed. This may prove Nibbler to me much more cost effective than many other drones in America's arsenal.
Futurama has its Nibbler, now meet the Corps' version.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jamie Arzola) pic.twitter.com/RVW5M56Ahd
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