The big problem with drones is they look like, well, drones. It makes them easy to spot, and easy to target. The Army has a solution to this problem: make them look like birds. A microdrone that resembles a bird would be harder to spot, the thinking goes, rendering them almost as invisible to the enemy as the soldiers controlling them.
Drones are a great way for the military to check out the enemy without putting soldiers in danger, but most of them aren’t exactly stealthy. This tiny new drone called the Maveric fixes that problem, by looking to most casual observers like just another pesky bird.