US Army to trial Black Hornet nano – UAS in Afghanistan

The 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army is to begin trialling tiny reconnaissance drones made by UK thermal imaging specialist FLIR Systems, which will allow for immediate aerial reconnaissance on at squad level. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) nano-unmanned aerial system (UAS) can fly up to one mile from the receiver unit with a 25-minute flight time. It can transmit HD video including using night vision to increase situational awareness.

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