This doozy was spotted by Wired's Danger Room team:

"We’ve featured some seriously over-the-top military patches here in the Danger Room. This one, nabbed by Spencer in Afghanistan, counts as one of the most over-the-toppest.

The emblem is for Task Force ODIN — the team of killer drones, manned spy planes, and intelligence analysts, named after the all-seeing pater familias of the Norse gods. And it’s just what you’d want from an Army-meets-Asgard mashup.

On the patch (from ODIN’s just-departed detachment) an armed drone sails over the head of a blond, bearded warrior, clad in chain mail. “SURRENDER OR DIE!” screams the text along the bottom. But the ironic thing is, ODIN isn’t really in the killing business any more.

During ODIN’s original incarnation, in Iraq, the task force helped bring hundreds of insurgent bombers to an early end. These days, in Afghanistan, ODIN is more in the business of surveillance and intelligence-gathering. Guess “SURRENDER OR WE’LL WATCH YOU FOR A WHILE” wasn’t a catchy enough slogan."

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Comment by Max on August 17, 2010 at 6:22pm
Did you bring enough gum for everyone!? :)
Comment by Ryan on August 17, 2010 at 10:03pm
Somebody has to do it so we can sit here and have something to criticize!
Comment by Max on August 17, 2010 at 10:06pm
I reckon u could use that badge for your aircraft Ryan :D
Comment by JOHN PIZZICARA on August 17, 2010 at 10:09pm


Comment by Ryan Beall on August 17, 2010 at 11:28pm

Unrelated, but this is the first squadron patch I've thought has looked cool so far in my flight training.
Comment by JOHN PIZZICARA on August 18, 2010 at 12:16am
Cool, stay ahead of the power curve! HOOYAH!!
Comment by Mike on August 18, 2010 at 4:35am
Is this thread indicative of an easing in the no politics and no military policy then?

Comment by Morli on August 20, 2010 at 1:56pm
Negative, it is no indication of nothing, just few loose moments or coffee break... ;)
Comment by Dan Sibisan on August 21, 2010 at 8:23am
haha, that's just playing wrong
Comment by JOHN PIZZICARA on August 21, 2010 at 9:07pm
Oh dear...........ARDUPILOT PERFORMS THE 'COBRA' MANEUVER!!! Now that I have your attention, actually ARDUPILOT 'rides along' in the NAS (legally!) aboard Raytheon's FAA Xperimental A/W Certificated COBRA during a data acquisition flight test. Here is the info on the Piccolo II+ flight controlled UAS to answer a FAQ about how to fly in the NAS (like for the Water Recon civilian mission). Although not described in the blurb, the key feature (besides a real 'N' # on the side of the fuselage) is the little grey 'Transponder' box at the top of the block diagram giving 2-way access to FAA's ATCRBS. Notice the 4 lines hooked to the box - Antenna, Power, Piccolo connection where it picks off 'Mode C' info, and a connection to the Mission Computer where it obtains the current mission IFF code. There is also included in the Piccolo interface a control line to activate the Transponder IDENT feature and STBY feature for use on the ground. I also had access to a 'secure but unclassified' (actually PGP) remote COMS link to receive and acknowledge flight plans and ground pilot intervened course deviations. Got Bux?? Have Fun!!


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