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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 12:06 p.m. PST

"Even the service's smallest units will soon have the ability to scout ahead and see into hard to reach spaces from behind cover.

After more than four years of experimentation and evaluation, the U.S. Army is beginning to send out FLIR Systems' tiny Black Hornet nano drones to operational units, which will fundamentally change how the service conducts itself on the battlefield. The miniature unmanned helicopter will give the elements as small as infantry squads a significant boost in situational awareness and allow them to scout ahead without having to automatically put soldiers at risk…"
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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 5:18 a.m. PST

How long before our troops are so glued to control panels and video monitors that they fail to see the guy sneaking up behind them with a pointed stick?

RTJEBADIA11 Feb 2019 8:38 a.m. PST

That's what the rest of the squad is for.

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