Not just science fiction (or a CG render like the insect above), utilizing GPS waypoints to a designated target, the Black Hornet can fly for 25-minutes straight. The video it captures is sent direct to a seven-inch wide mobile device supplied in the PD 100 kit, which also includes a docking recharging station and a remote controller. Continue reading for a video and more information.
It weighs in at just 2.1-ounces and measures 8-inches long, easily fitting on your palm. Here’s a bit more information on it:
Since the Black Hornet isn’t equipped with infrared abilities, it’s most suited for full daytime reconnaissance missions.
The U.S. Army has purchased two Black Hornets, most likely for testing, while the British military already has 324 of the tiny spies waiting in the wings.
In the meantime, Prox Dynamics AS is currently working on adding additional sensors and tweaking the drone for the ultimate stealth insect.