New military reconnaissance device that can fit in a soldier's pocket

With a name like the  Black Hornet you’d expect this bit of military hardware to be dangerous and intimidating but in reality this tiny UAV only weighs 2.1 ounces and can fit in a soldier’s pocket.

Weighing only 2.1 ounces (16 grams), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter. But it’s really a nano-size piece of military hardware unlike anything on the battlefield today — experimental robot flies and hummingbirds not withstanding.

The PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System, unveiled to the American public for the first time last week at the Association of the United States Army Expo in Washington, D.C., is a drone (actually, a pair of them) that a soldier can carry and operate as easily as he or she would a radio.

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