As part of a contract with Flir, a thermal imaging and technology company, the US Army will also be receiving a fleet of tiny surveillance drones. These drones will accompany soldiers on patrols, or missions, and will aid in reconnaissance as well as squad-level surveillance. The implementation of tiny surveillance drones marks the first step for the Solider Borne Sensors program for the US Army, which aims to aid soldiers with more awareness of their surroundings using drones.
The tiny surveillance drones that the army will be using at the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System. This drone system is the "world's smallest combat proven nano-drone," and weights just 32 grams. Despite its small size, the drone is capable of complex navigation, features advanced imaging processing and can fly two kilometers at over 21 kilometers an hour.
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The US Army Will Now Use Tiny Surveillance Drones in Combat
1. Tiny Surveillance Drones - The US Army is using miniature reconnaissance drones to aid soldiers with more awareness of their surroundings during combat.
2. Nano-drone Technology - Nano-drone technology is allowing for the creation of the world's smallest combat proven drone.
3. Squad-level Surveillance - Miniature reconnaissance drones are being implemented to aid in reconnaissance as well as squad-level surveillance.
1. Defense Industry - The defense industry can incorporate miniature reconnaissance drones to further enhance combat technology.
2. Technology Industry - The technology industry can expand on nano-drone technology to create even smaller and more advanced drones for reconnaissance purposes.
3. Security Industry - The security industry can utilize miniature reconnaissance drones for surveillance and monitoring purposes, including border security and protecting critical infrastructure.