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Submission + - Slingshot drone fleet targets US heartland (

KDN writes: "UAV's in the US:

When I read this I couldn't help thinking of Wild E Coyote chasing the Road Runner: The UAVs are launched like a slingshot using a 100-foot bungee cord: The pilot ties the bungee to a stake in the ground, gets the proper tension and hooks the bungee to the aircraft before lofting it into the skies "

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Slingshot drone fleet targets US heartland

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