Tiny UAV Keeps Tabs on GPS-Denied Regions

One trend in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military use is an increase in capabilities in smaller aircraft. Perhaps the best embodiment of that trend is the Black Hornet 3 nano-UAV recently launched by FLIR Systems. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) had been the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-UAV. The same company’s Black Hornet nano-UAV (see figure) has the capability to navigate in GPS-denied environments for effective operation even in the most challenging battle places, including indoors for surveillance missions. The Black Hornet 3 weighs just 32 g and has been fielded by more than 30 nations. It can cover a distance […]