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The PD-100 Is A Microdrone With A Military Future

PD-100 Black Hornet 2

PD-100 Black Hornet 2

I wrote about the PD-100 Black Hornet 2 back in early June, and at that time, the US Military was still in the testing phases. What is the PD-100 Black Hornet 2? It’s a microdrone with a military future.

The PD-100 Black Hornet 2 is a high-tech camera drone that’s currently being tested by the US military. Unlike consumer drones used by photographers, such as the DJI Phantom or Inspire, the PD-100 is designed to be extremely stealthy: it fits in the palm of your hand, and weighs just 18 grams — about the same as 3 to 4 sheets of ordinary printer paper.

Oh, and they cost $40,000 each.

The $40,000 ‘Bug’ Camera Drone Being Tested by the US Military

PD-100 Black Hornet 2

PD-100 Black Hornet 2

According to a recent Marine Corps Times article, “Marines get a closer look at Black Hornet micro drone,” the PD-100 Black Hornet 2 has now deployed with “Marine Corps special operations teams”.

The PD-100 Black Hornet has deployed with Marine Corps special operations teams, but the micro drone’s manufacturer sees potential for significantly wider use among conventional combat forces.

Created by Prox Dynamics, this handheld helicopter is a powerful surveillance tool that can be tough to detect.

Marines get a closer look at Black Hornet micro drone

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By | 2017-08-31T15:24:00+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military|Comments Off on The PD-100 Is A Microdrone With A Military Future

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