US Army Testing Pocket-Sized Drones for Covert Reconnaissance

Written by on July 10, 2024

The US Army is currently testing the effectiveness of its new pocket-sized drones for covert surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard are acquiring firsthand experience on Black Hornet 3 nano drones – a Teledyne FLIR product small enough to fit in one hand.

With a flight endurance of about 25 minutes, the unmanned aerial system (UAS) can quickly transmit live video and HD still images to operators for enhanced battlefield awareness.



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