British Army deploys tiny helicopters
February 4, 2013
A tiny remote-control helicopter is being used for surveillance on the front line to detect enemy threats to British troops.
British troops are using a nano drone just 10cm long and weighing 16 grams on the front line in Afghanistan to provide vital information on the ground, Sky News reports.
They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.
Soldiers use the Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle to peer around corners or over walls to identify any hidden threats and the images are relayed to a small screen on a handheld terminal.
Soldiers use the mini drone to peer around corners or over walls to identify any hidden threats and the images are relayed to a small screen on a handheld terminal.