Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aircraft System for Military Recon Costs $195,000

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That might look like a cheap toy helicopter that you find in a children’s store, but what you’re looking at is a piece of military technology that costs nearly $200,000 a piece. It’s called the Black Hornet Nano and it is essentially a tiny, tiny drone that can fly into enemy territory and take pictures.

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Dragonfly Robotic Insect UAV is Freaking Cool

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UAV’s are one of those areas of technology that really opens a lot of doors for creativity, and for designers and manufacturers, there’s no better inspiration than the natural world around us. A team from Georgia Tech has been hard at work on mimicking the natural flying capabilities of a dragonfly, and with their new palm-sized TechJet Dragonfly, their work may have paid off.

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Nuclear-Powered UAV Drones Not Happening Anytime Soon

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Reconnaissance saves lives and in modern day war, going into an engagement without the intelligence from UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) drones, which are armed with sophisticated electronics for imagery and sensing, is like walking in blindfolded.

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Drone Copter For Texas Sheriff Can Be Weaponized Too

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I really like R/C helicopters from a hobbyist’s perspective, but you can see how useful they’d be for more practical purposes too. Drones are used all the time in a military context and now one sheriff’s office in Texas is getting its own drone copter, complete with the ability to get weaponized.

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Boeing to unleash hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye with 450 pounds of payload

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Capable of flying at 65,000 feet for four days straight with its 150 foot wingspan and 450 pound payload, the Phantom Eye will surely keep any neighboring infidels in check. Powering the aircraft are dual 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engines that provide 150 horsepower each, although not stealthy, the cruising speed of approximately 150 knots is enough to conduct surveillance or just drop a few bombs on the “enemy.”

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