Army asks Norwegian company to design Black Hornet pocket UAV helicopter for foot soldiers

sUAS news reported on the purchase of a bunch of Prox Dynamics PD-100 derivatives by the US Army last week. I had the good fortune to meet and get an informal demonstration of one of these units from one of their salesmen a few weeks ago, and saw the reports of the UK Army using them in Afghanistan last year, and wished I had joined the Army fifteen years later. These units are amazing–the total size and weight of the control unit and two aircraft is roughly equivalent to a full 1-quart canteen, and it gives remote surveillance capability to squad or maybe even fire team size units.

Many kudos to Natick for equipping Soldiers with truly top tech.

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