Military Drone Mothership May Get Giant Claw

Anyone with a fear of flying robots and giant claws may not want to hear what the maker of the U.S. military’s Predator drone has planned for the future. The military contractor General Atomics is working on transforming a huge cargo aircraft into a drone mothership that uses a mechanical arm to grab returning drones in midair.

The drone mothership claw is part of a General Atomics proposal for the U.S. military’s “Gremlins” program that envisions manned aircraft deploying swarms of small

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