Picatinny patent for ‘smart fuze’ enables drone to attack improvised explosive devices
If the operator of an unmanned aerial vehicle sees a valid target, the operator will send the “ARM” command to the fuze through the Ground Control Station. When the fuze has completed generating its firing energy, it will send the status back the GCS to let the operator know that the fuze is “ARMed” and ready to fire the explosive. The operator will control the UAV to home-in on the target by using automatic GPS guidance or manual control by joy stick. For any reason after the Fuze was “ARMed” and the UAV mission is aborted, the operator can send a “Disarm” command to the UAV and bring the UAV back to base.