However this is also an excellent long range surveillance platform that can autonomously monitor the area without endangering our troops.
We will see what's going on here in the future however weaponizing drones and automated vehicles is the next evolution of warfare and we'd better get in on it to extend the life expectancy of our fighting forces. I would much rather lose a bunch of drones and have the American operator able to just ready another drone and send it in to combat rather than risk excessive casualties.
We can build more drones.
Anyway this is really awesome and pretty incredible.