The first batch of devices was sent to soldiers in the 3rd brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division.
At the end of the winter, news about the Black Hornet program was made public, covering the widespread dispatch of reconnaissance drones that were created several years earlier. The project cost $39 million to the US Ministry of Defence.
This drone fits in the palm of your hand and comes equipped with two cameras and an infrared imager. A full charge is enough for half an hour of operation, enabling the drone to fly across a distance of 2 km, which is enough for a quick intelligence operation. All recorded data is sent to soldiers in real-time. The device has a weight of 33 g and a length of 17 cm.
The first batch of devices was sent out to soldiers currently stationed in Afghanistan. If the drones show good results in the course of real military operations, they will also be sent out to military authorities in other countries: United Kingdom, France and Australia.
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