British Soldiers Use Palm-Sized Helicopter Drones For Surveillance

British Soldiers Use Palm-Sized Helicopter Drones For Surveillance
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The UK Ministry of Defence has started to use Black Hornet Nano drones to help troops in Afghanistan.

Emma Hutchings
  • 6 february 2013

British soldiers in Afghanistan have started using mini helicopter drones for surveillance. The ‘Black Hornet Nano’ measures only 10×2.5cm and weighs just 16g.

BBC News reports that it features a tiny camera and sends images and video to a handheld control terminal so the soldiers can see past obstacles and around corners.

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