FAA Reiterates That Weaponized Drones Are a Bad Idea


Back in July, we reported that Ohio-based flamethrower company Throwflame had launched a flamethrower designed to be attached to commercial drones. The TF-19 Wasp can shoot fire 25ft and, with its 1-gallon fuel capacity, offers 100 seconds of fire between gas refills.

That’s right: 100 seconds of fire from above. At the time we discussed whether a drone flamethrower was such a good idea. Although there are some niche commercial applications, these are arguably outweighed by the safety risks that come with operating a flying fire machine.

FAA: Weaponized drone could cause significant harm to people and your bank account

According to Throwflame, flamethrowers are not considered a…

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