What can a Black Hornet drone do?
The latest Pd-100 Black Hornet 3, which FLIR Systems also calls the Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), weighs less than a tenth of a pound and is just under seven inches long. The complete system comes with a docking station for two drones that keeps them protected when not in use, as well as a hand-held touchscreen device and a controller.
The most obvious difference between the Black Hornet Nano and traditional UAVs like the Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and new Loyal Wingman, is the size. Prox Dynamics AS, the Norwegian company responsible for creating the Black Hornet, made it its mission "to develop, produce and sell the world’s smallest and most advanced" UAV. At just over the size of a soldier's finger, the miniature unmanned helicopter seems to have delivered on that promise.