Robot hummingbird spies unveiled

posted by
February 23, 2011
Orange News [UK]    
Posted in LAND News, News

"A hummingbird-shaped spy drone that could fly undetected into enemy positions has been unveiled in the US. The Nano Hummingbird has a wingspan of 6.5 inches and weighs 19 grams, less than an AA battery. ... Pentagon contractor AeroVironment claim they have accomplished a technical milestone never before achieved -- controlled precision hovering and fast-forward flight of a two-wing, flapping wing aircraft. Army chiefs hope to use the drone's tiny camera to spy on enemy positions in war zones without arousing detection and eventually deploy it into both rural and urban environments." (02/22/11)  


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