US soldiers in Afghanistan are patrolling like never before with these awesome pocket-sized spy drones
- US Army soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division deployed to Afghanistan last month with Black Hornet personal reconnaissance drones, game-changing technology that offers greatly-improved battlefield situational awareness at the squad level.
- Soldiers have already begun patrolling parts of Afghanistan with these lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles - tiny helicopters measuring only about 6 inches in length and weighing just 1.16 ounces.
- Members of the 3rd BCT have previously described this technology as a "life-saver" for US troops operating in combat zones.
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US soldiers are patrolling Afghanistan with a new tool that lets them see the battlefield like never before - personal, pocket-sized drones.
The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division has deployed to Afghanistan with Black Hornet personal reconnaissance drones - a small, lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle produced by FLIR Systems that can be quickly and easily deployed to provide improved situational awareness on the battlefield.