South Korea may be intent on developing a fleet of drones that draw inspiration from the animal kingdom, but that doesn't mean it's forgoing some very human characteristics for future unmanned aerial vehicles— namely a giant pair of explosive balls.
According to bemil.chosun, the drones were designed to perform not just intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance functions, but also transport supplies to South Korean military personnel in dicey situations.
But in some of these photos, the drones are clearly outfitted with 50mm "mines" that very clearly look like pendulous testicles..
We now go live to the South Korea Ministry of Defense:
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