Spy Drones…I gotta have one!

This is truly amazing and why I love this tech stuff so much, you have got to read this story if you are into the camera drones….

Pocket-sized ‘Black Hornet’ spy drone tested by US Army

The tiny drone can be used to peer inside buildings before sending in troopsThe US Army is experimenting with a tiny spy drone that could be carried on a utility belt and deployed for surveillance tasks.

The PD-100 Black Hornet looks like a toy helicopter, weighs just 18 grams and is fitted with a thermal camera. It can stay in the air for around half an hour, travelling around 1 kilometre.

It comes in a little box that can be attached to a utility belt. When needed it can be released and controlled with one hand using a video game-style joystick, while the operator watches a live feed from the Hornet’s camera.

British Forces have already used the spy drone to explore enemy compounds in Afghanistan.

Commanding officer Major Adam Foden, who has used the drone, described it as a “game-changing piece of kit”.

“Previously, we would have had to send soldiers forward to see if there were any enemy fighters hiding inside a set of buildings.


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