The needle is an evolution of
the guided cruise missile. Inserted behind enemy
lines by sea, or by HALO air drop, the needle
then advances on all fours to optimal vantage
points whose coordinates are continuously fed
by satellite observation. Once in place the
Needle goes dormant and conceals itself until
the designated target comes within range, at
which point the cruise missile launches and
the exoskeleton detonates to keep its technology
out of enemy hands.
-Communications array extends from split rear
-Initial targeting sensor paints the objective
with a marker and feeds the information to the
cruise missile’s internal guidance system
-Highly accomodating base and frame allow new
cruise missiles to be retrofitted for use in
-Fore feet can actually function as opposable
digits to facilitate access to precipitous vantage
points, and even climb trees and buildings.
-Small gas cannisters on side can emit obscuring
smoke and chafe to buy time in the case of concealment
being compromised to allow the Needle enough
time to hastily fire and self-destruct.