The SQ-4 Recon is one of the smallest unmanned aerial vehicle in the world and military officials believe it can beat the Taliban. The spy helicopter can fit in the palm of your hand, weighs a little under 200 grams, but it can be a potent weapon to keep our soldiers safe while conducting reconnaissance missions.
Devised by the BCB International and Middlesex University’s Autonomous Systems Laboratory, the nanodrone is like a mini version of an aircraft used in a James Bond film “You Only Lived Once.” The nanodrone helicopter is equipped with two cameras to record video or still images, or transmit live images back to the camp. It also has a microphone so mission commanders can listen on conversations. It can be operated anywhere, from the base or any remote areas using a touch screen computer. It also returns to base automatically when the battery runs low. It has an operational range of 1.5 miles and flies up to 400 meters. It has a speed of 6.5 per second. US military officials are examining the possibilities of using SQ-4 Recon helicopter in Afghanistan.
With the SQ-4 Recon spy helicopter, soldiers can carry out reconnaissance missions with out fear of an ambush or stepping on buried bombs. According to Andrew Howell, from BCB International, “The video footage could give information on where the enemy is located, what they look like, how they are dressed and what weapons they have. Should things take a turn for the worse, no operators can be captured or killed. It also allows for more service personnel to be released for frontline duties.”
The spy helicopter is a very promising equipment that can potentially save numerous lives at the war front.
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