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Palm-Size Drones Buzz Over Battlefield
Live Science ^ | Nov 3, 2103 | Erik Schechter

Posted on 11/06/2013 2:33:58 PM PST by Ray76

Weighing only 0.56 ounces (16 grams), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter. But it's really a nano-size piece of military hardware unlike anything on the battlefield today...

The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier's pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: drones; surveillance; technology

1 posted on 11/06/2013 2:33:58 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Ray76

That same drone can (and will) be sent to your neighborhood. Soon ... very soon.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 2:41:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You beat me to it.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 2:43:09 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Ray76

I want one.

4 posted on 11/06/2013 2:43:11 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Ray76

A target load of #8’s should do the trick.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 2:45:09 PM PST by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Flintlock

Then reload with 00 and wait for whomever comes after their missing drone!


6 posted on 11/06/2013 3:06:23 PM PST by CodeToad (Irony: Progressives Aren't!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ll use the remote controlled roach cyborgs to break into domestic buildings.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 3:19:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Release the EMP balloons!


8 posted on 11/06/2013 3:27:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Ray76

A tennis racket will come in very handy.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 3:40:26 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ray76

I’ve said it everytime the drone-paranoia threads pop up - this genie is out of the bottle. The technology will become so small and cheap it will be ubiquitous and you’ll see drones (or better put, micro air vehicles carrying wireless video) become as common as smartphones (which will be used to control them). Trying to regulate them will be as futile as trying to regulate mobile phone use.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 3:47:29 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Flintlock

It’s small enough and quiet enough that you would need to be really lucky to even know that there was anything around that needed shooting.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 3:58:29 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Ray76

Battery life could be a problem unless there is a technology I don’t about regarding mini-copters. Average flight time about 7-15 mins max even with the highest output batteries.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm


12 posted on 11/06/2013 4:07:44 PM PST by Chance Hart
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To: CodeToad

THIS!


13 posted on 11/06/2013 4:13:10 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Chance Hart

“Average flight time about 7-15 mins max even with the highest output batteries.”

That may be all the time they need to order up a colonoscopy. Stat!


14 posted on 11/06/2013 4:14:45 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: bigbob

Wait till the people on smokinggun.com get them. And the pedophile down the street. And your daughters crazy ex boyfriend. And the psychopath you inadvertently cut off at the intersection on the way home from work.

etc.

Fun times to be had by all!

And wait till the next Tsarnaev brothers get one. They can do their damage while sipping a latte at Starbucks. And no one need by any wiser.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 4:15:11 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That same drone can (and will) be sent to your neighborhood

Paranoia is best accomodated with by one of these.........


16 posted on 11/06/2013 4:22:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
A tennis racket will come in very handy.

I'm going to buy a bunch of netting. I want a couple of those.
17 posted on 11/06/2013 4:25:57 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: null and void

Keep your shades drawn.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 4:47:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Chance Hart

There have been major battery breakthroughs with nanotechnology. This will soon cease to be a limiting factor.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 5:08:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

20 posted on 11/06/2013 5:11:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

G’night all.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 8:48:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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