The 20cm and 16g miniature helicopters designed for espionage in war are now also in the hands of China.
The mini helicopter fits in the palm of your hand and was originally designed by a Norwegian company Agent News Thermal imaging expert. If he walks into your living room, he will linger next to you, stopping to watch you closely.
But you should not trust this amazing device, because the person operating the device can reach 1 km, and his intentions are related to espionage and military exercises, not to demonstration flights.
The soldier who remotely controls it holds the control knob of the first drone nanosystem PD-100 Black Hornet used for drones. Even if it looks alike, this “nano helicopter” is not a toy.
The system consists of two vehicles and a ground control device. If the wind is good and the distance from the operator is sufficient, the autonomy of each “nano helicopter” can reach 25 minutes. Its high mobility allows it to fly flexibly in a closed space while broadcasting images of terrorists, criminals or enemy soldiers captured by three cameras at the same time.
As long as the wind speed does not exceed 15 knots, this little spy can personally conduct the most dangerous reconnaissance flight. The efficient autopilot and advanced GPS system solve this problem in an efficient and economical way: According to the company’s specifications, all the electronic equipment of the device weighs only 3 grams. It is not a prototype, but a model whose production reached 100 units in June.
PD-100 Black Hornet is an important step in the field of drones. Its small size has attracted the attention of the British Ministry of Defense, which has signed a contract with the manufacturer of small flying soldiers through the company. Marburg Communications Co., Ltd.. From a technical point of view, this is a very important development. From a strategic point of view, this is another step towards the most advanced military specialized long-range warfare.
Chinese design miniature helicopter
The development of the Mini Black Hornet UAV began in about 14 years. At that time, the UAV was called Prox Dynamics and is now called the FLIR UAV System AS.
Since then, more than 40 countries have purchased the “Black Hornet” system, the pioneer of the so-called “Personal Identification System for Soldiers” (PRS).
Chinese industry has not fallen behind. A nano-scale drone named “hummingbird” was exhibited at the Idex Technology Expo. The drone is a replica of the Black Hornet in terms of design, size and capacity. .
Colibri can also transmit data within a range of two kilometers from the ground station, and the duration is set to 25 minutes. Including the tail rotor specifications, this small helicopter is 174mm long and weighs about 35 grams.
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