Mini Drone for Special Forces Military | Black Hornet
Military special forces soldiers have a new eye in the sky to help them find and track the enemy. The small stealthy spy drone, the Nano UAS PD-100 Black Hornet, designed by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics, is a Personal Reconnaisance System (PRS) that provides a game-changing pocket-sized ISR capability that provides military forces with instant situational awareness. It has a total weight of 1.3 kg, fits in the palm of your hand, and no assembly is required by the operator. The system provides real-time live motion video back to the operator and the opportunity to take snapshots during missions. It has a range exceeding 1.5 km. The small size and embedded technology make it ideal for covert missions.
Here is information from the maker’s product page:
The PD-100 is the first airborne and commercially available Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS). It provides end users with a highly mobile sensor system providing an immediate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability.
The Black Hornet nano air vehicles are inherently safe and pose virtually no risk to other air vehicles or personnel, allowing the system to be operated almost anywhere at any time without prior airspace coordination. The Black Hornet’s small size and electric motors makes it virtually inaudible and invisible beyond short distances.
- Rotor span 120 mm
- Mass 18 g including cameras
- Maximum speed 5 m/s
- Endurance up to 25 minutes
- Digital data link beyond 1500 m line-of-sight
- GPS navigation or visual navigation through video
- Autopilot with autonomous and directed modes
- Hover & Stare, preplanned routes
- Steerable EO cameras (pan/yaw and tilt)
- Live video and snapshot images
Find out more about this little spy drone from the maker’s product page: http://www.bssholland.com/#!en/products/nano-uas-pd-100-black-hornet.html
More from the U.S. military on mini drones, the future of military warfare