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Nano drone

Video from the UK Telegraph:

Sergeant Carl James Boyd of the 1st Royal Regiment of Fusiliers demonstrates how the Norwegian-designed Black Hornet Nano will be used by troops on the front line in Afghanistan.

The tiny handheld surveillance helicopters contains a camera that beams back video and still images to a handheld control terminal, allowing soldiers to see past obstacles to identify potential hidden dangers.

The remote-controlled drone measures about 4in by 1in and weighs 0.6oz

Sergeant Boyd described the piece of kit as a "lifesaver".


Posted by Gerald at February 16, 2013 5:12 AM ET:


Posted by J House at February 20, 2013 5:02 PM ET:

Think of them swarming from multiple directions onto the target and self-detonating with pinpoint precision...
How will we protect our leaders in public once our adversaries deploy them against us?

This technology can rapidly spin out of control and used against our major infrastructure in the not too distant future.
How to defend a military base, airport and parked aircraft from them?
Or a football stadium from a thousand of them swarming in?
The list is endless...