US soldiers in Afghanistan are patrolling like never before with these awesome pocket-sized spy drones
US Army photo by Maj. Thomas Cieslak
- 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.Advertisement
Soldiers are taking these nano drones on patrol in combat zones.
These UAVs offer "immediate situational awareness of the battlefield," the Army said previously.Advertisement
These drones have the potential to be a real "life-saver" for US troops.
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