Britain develops palm-sized drone to take on Taliban
LONDON,Aug 05: It may seem like one of the futuristic James Bond gizmos, but it is for real . A new 'nanodrone' weighing just 198 grams, one of the smallest unmanned aerial vehicles in world, has been devised in UK and is currently being examined by US military to take on the Taliban.
It fits in the palm of a hand could become a potent new weapon for the forces in the fight against the Taliban.
Military chiefs believe the spy drone called the SQ-4 Recon, worth £20,000 and one of the smallest unmanned aerial vehicles in the world, will save soldiers' lives in Afghanistan. It is a miniature version of Little Nellie, the autogyro flown by James Bond in the film "You Only Live Twice" .
Devised by Cardiff-based BCB International and Middlesex University's Autonomous Systems Laboratory, the SQ-4 Recon is being examined by the US military.
The 'nanodrone' contains two cameras which allow soldiers to look over hills and inside enemy bunkers without the risk of being killed or injured, the Daily Mail reported. It can be operated remotely.