Video has emerged of what is believed to be the first privately-owned, weaponized drone.
The system is the work of 18-year-old Austin Haughwout, a teenager from Clinton, Connecticut and was posted to YouTube last week.
The video shows the system firing multiple rounds from the handgun and using it’s engines to recover from the effects of the recoil of each shot.
Back in 2013, FAA officials told tech industry leaders: “We currently have rules in the books that deal with releasing anything from an aircraft, period.
“Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft.”
Those regulations specifically say “dropping” an item from a drone, so there is not answer as to whether there are any regulations about weaponizing a drone with a firearm.