New Navy Drone Logo Features The Grim Reaper
August 1, 2012 3 Comments
The United States Navy has just revealed the latest developments in stealth drone technology. What they have also revealed is their new logo for their unmanned aviation program: an angel of death, clothed in a black cloak with a hood, holding a large scythe. The grim reaper if you may.
Why feature the grim reaper with red glowing eyes as your logo? Maybe because your latest autonomous drone is wired to kill. The new 62 foot drone airplane seems to have a high focus on striking and killing, rather than on surveillance like we are told they are used for:
The Navy is planning to eventually have the drone aircraft take off and land onto an aircraft carrier, hundreds of miles away, all with the click of a mouse. Many skeptics believe the “death drone” will eventually find a home in Pakistan, where it is believed that more than 1,000 innocent civilians have been killed from drone strikes since 2004. Pakistan’s ambassador has already demanded to the United States that the drone strikes stop.
The potential for misuse with these drones is enormous, and it doesn’t give much comfort to American’s to see their own military featuring a grim reaper as a logo for one of their divisions. I think many would agree that this was a bad overall choice for a logo.