U.S. army is planning to equip its soldiers with miniature drones by 2018.

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  1. AMDR

    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

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    U.S. army is planning to equip its soldiers with miniature drones by 2018.

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    In July 2014, the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) selected the PD-100 Black Hornet after looking at commercially available small-scale UAVs as part of the Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (CP-ISR) program.
    The U.S. Army is planning to equip its soldiers with miniature drones by 2018 in order to assist with ground operations. In March 2016, the U.S. army has released a Request for Information (RFI) to equip U.S. soldiers with miniature UAVs.

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    + 1 for US troops and their equipment. :D

    Troops equipped with these mini drones will be extremely effective in urban combat.

    The enemy could be hiding anywhere here:

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    But now they are easier to find:

     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    +1 for US troops and their equipment.

    +1 for buying Norwegian gear:D.

    These are great tool though. Small and quiet, good for scouting a nearby area.

    Rotor span 120 mm
    • Mass 18 g including cameras
    • Maximum speed 5 m/s
    • Endurance up to 25 minutes
    • Digital data link beyond 1600 m line-of-sight
    • GPS navigation or visual navigation through video
    • Autopilot with autonomous and directed modes
    • Hover & Stare, preplanned routes
    • Steerable EO cameras (pan/yaw and tilt)
    • Live video and snapshot images

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