Black Hornet nano drone

Teeny tiny drones have been deployed to British troops on the front line in Afghanistan.   They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, just 10cm long and weighing 16 grams, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.

Soldiers use the Norwegian-designed Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle to peer around corners or over walls to identify any hidden threats and the images are relayed to a small screen on a handheld terminal. The mini drones can be piloted directly or programmed to follow co-ordinates using GPS.  Powered by battery, the Black Hornet is reported to have a range of about half a mile (800m), a top speed of 22mph (35kph) and can fly for up to 30 minutes.

Coolest RC helicopter EVAR!