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Remote Control UFOs in Service in Iraq

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Jul 10, 2007   Updated: Apr 14 2011 • References: defensereview and technovelgy
If the Iraqis spots a little UFO in the sky, it's just the American army's latest surveillance tool -- the MAV (Micro Air Vehicle) developed by Honeywell. They don't have to worry about little men landing, just the soldiers watching using the onboard cameras.

Implications - The micro air vehicle will use a "lift-augmented ducted fan propulsion system" and will be used to make sure roads are clear of bombs and hidden enemy attacks. You may be wondering, "What if it's dark out? How will the cameras see?" Well, the MAVs will also be equipped with thermal systems that will allow them to still remain useful once the sun has gone down.