Marines Testing Out World’s Smallest Drone

Marines Testing Out World’s Smallest Drone

Marines Testing Out World’s Smallest Drone

Top Marine Corps brass have said they want rifle squads to deploy with drones in the future. And if they deploy with this one, they won’t even notice the weight in their pack.

The PD-100 Black Hornet, made by Proxdynamics of Norway, redefines small when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles. The pocket-sized black or grey birds, which look like helicopters in miniature, weigh 18 grams–the equivalent of three sheets of paper, Proxdynamics General Manager Arne Skjaerpe told Military.com. They come equipped with day or night-vision cameras and can be operated using a device reminiscent of a beige Nintendo Wii controller and an attached tablet.

It’s the smallest operational drone in the world by far, he said.

“From our perspective, this was developed to give the dismounted squad its own ISR capability,” Skjaerpe said. “That was the big idea, and still is the big idea.”

And the Marine Corps is buying. Skjaerpe said the service has already purchased a small number of the systems, which come with two birds apiece, for test and evaluation purposes. Marine infantry units got a chance to test them out twice this summer: at the Rim of the Pacific multinational exercise, and at Marine Air Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment 2016, which took place at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, in July.

How the service plans to explore the capability from here remains to be seen.

“Right now we are in a very good dialogue with [Marine Corps Combat Development Command] and the Marine Corps Warfighting Labe to see how they think they want to move forward,” Skjaerpe said. “And we, needless to say, want to offer then whatever capabilities they need.”

The systems, which cost $50-60,000 apiece, are already in use by the militaries of 19 NATO-allied countries, he said. The drones can stay in the air for up to 25 minutes and can hold a digital data link for more than a mile line-of-sight. And while complex, they’re easy to operate: Skjaerpe said a Marine could learn everything needed to launch and control the drone in two days or less.

While the Marine Corps hasn’t committed to a specific technology, the commandant, Gen. Robert Neller, has said he wants to create an assistant squad leader position in each rifle squad to operate UAVs and other technology. Marine Corps experiments with unmanned systems are expected to continue into next year and beyond.

Source : http://www.defensetech.org/2016/09/27/marines-are-testing-out-the-worlds-smallest-drone/

50 Comments

  1. WAR BOT on February 25, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Mofos invaders

  2. Jeff Bingaman on February 25, 2020 at 3:03 am

    Flight time 13.7 seconds

    2:21
    You have to have a pin surgically attached to the palm of your hand to fly it.

    It will only return to whoever has the pin in their hand because you also have to have a battery installed in your forearm like Steve Austin the six million dollar man so as to send out a beacon of flight guidance and homing beacon.

    Also have to get a labotomy because it is plugged into your brain which is where the controller is placed.

    Actually this little drone will 🤬 a person up.

    The person flying it that is.

  3. Akshay B Shetty on February 25, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Copied content from other YouTubers

  4. Conservative Hamster on February 25, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Ant Man.

  5. lumatuksi on February 25, 2020 at 3:05 am

    It said night vision not thermal.

  6. TheHostNamed Puddintain on February 25, 2020 at 3:08 am

    Would be effective indoors only. If you use it outside a small light wind will carry it away. I call bullshit.

  7. 73Corbin on February 25, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Oh shit, I thought this was a video about REAL Marines. As soon as i saw the clean uniforms and heard them talk I knew they were not the real deal.

  8. Brian Ramsey on February 25, 2020 at 3:14 am

    maybe the robot voice is to save any one else the embarrassment of being involved with this obvious failure MOD mugged again poor tax payer…

  9. marklar4x4 on February 25, 2020 at 3:16 am

    Where is testing??

  10. JSS on February 25, 2020 at 3:20 am

    I bet its fun to catch them, smash them to the ground, stomp on them and set them on fire

  11. Rob W4ltz on February 25, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Computer voice sux

  12. Jeff Bingaman on February 25, 2020 at 3:25 am

    When robots are walking the streets and carrying on conversations with other robots.
    Say for instance in a street side coffee shop.

    Humans should be able to take a ball bat to them.

    It’s like all these robot voices have taken to speech like porn stars take to what they claim as art or freedom of speech.

    Totally 🤬ing both up.

    YeeeesiaMeenjooyingMycofFeethaankyouforass king…

    Just then you hear a metal chair scrape the paved sidewalk and an oaken echo of what sounds like a bat being retrieved from the pavement.

    Then footsteps and a thunk thunk thunk crash zzzot zzzot of electric componentry fizzling out.

    Then a round of applause from patrons of the cafe’ a

    As the footsteps return to a table. And you hear the slightest murmur and then a muffled giggle and another person with a quick outburst of a laugh.

    Then back to quiet chatter and cups being placed back on saucers.
    A slight metallic scraping which sounds like forks possibly cutting a piece of blueberry pie. 😐

  13. Kentucky on February 25, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Pls this will be added on Battlefield franchise

  14. Nicola stellato on February 25, 2020 at 3:28 am

    How could I have one?

  15. Albert Hendershot on February 25, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Fly’s like a bird but stings like a bee !!!

  16. atxchip on February 25, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Wait a minute. Who the hell spells ‘defense,’ as ‘defence.’ There ain’t no fences around.

  17. Brandon Vessell on February 25, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Use your own voice you lazy piece of human excrement

  18. Mhao Yeager on February 25, 2020 at 3:32 am

    THIS IS IN THE SONIC MOVIE

  19. Rob Nav on February 25, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Why build it just sell it to our enemy..

  20. Nagle Appraisal Dayton on February 25, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Robot Voice Bad!

  21. joshua Lapuz on February 25, 2020 at 3:32 am

    The next military drone should have pistols and sharp blades

  22. Reymark Antoniel Borlagdan on February 25, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Woah

  23. Lessli Silverman on February 25, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Talk about late to the table with current news, and the voice you use is irritating as well.

  24. tanner sharp on February 25, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Terrorist forces have already developed net guns to take these down with ease..

  25. TheRealAmenThefaceofthewordtherealword on February 25, 2020 at 3:35 am

    It’s a glorified sickness that has heavy consequences that no reward in this flesh is worth. What a person believes does not matter but in the end it will be the truth that will deliver them a terrible blow the truth they will awake to when they have expired

  26. Stephen Day on February 25, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Robot voice is crapp

  27. Pretty fly for a WiFi on February 25, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Walmart rc helicopters? Really??

  28. Jim Bo on February 25, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Worst audio ever.

  29. klo schuessel on February 25, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Hey carl, did you bring our toy heli?
    Im bored taking cover behind this wall

  30. Reymark Antoniel Borlagdan on February 25, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Woah

  31. trendgil on February 25, 2020 at 3:42 am

    There should be 1 in each helmet of every soldier.

  32. PANCOM A.S. on February 25, 2020 at 3:42 am

    A marine – attached with a controller in one hand – and gun in the second hand – monitor on the chest – like a ChristmasTree will get in the combat and control the drone at the same time saving their life ? Dont be silly !!!

  33. John Smith on February 25, 2020 at 3:42 am

    Whatever, they have had insect drones in particular the dragonfly drone since the 70’s. The only reason people aren’t aware of this technology is because of lying propaganda videos like this that make it look like technology is still in its infancy.

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  35. kamuelalee on February 25, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Robots that do voice overs should be banned.

  36. lumatuksi on February 25, 2020 at 3:45 am

    No thermal?

  37. Raul Rubio on February 25, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Robot stupid voice.

  38. Randy S on February 25, 2020 at 3:47 am

    My drone is smaller and only cost $30 lol, best part is it will out perform this "military grade" drone

  39. TheRealAmenThefaceofthewordtherealword on February 25, 2020 at 3:47 am

    What happens to people who preoccupy themselves with death and only seem to find more ways to either kill or dominate people. They end up dying and passing into a nightmare that no training on Could ever prepare them for or help them.

  40. alanlaero on February 25, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Stop watching because of voice

  41. Tiago gomes on February 25, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Fantástico

  42. Rob Nav on February 25, 2020 at 3:48 am

    I don’t understand why were showing this to all our enemy to see what our military building for our security is this people are really stupid…

  43. Ma Sato on February 25, 2020 at 3:50 am

    I thought they would have something as small as a dragonfly

  44. MAGA on February 25, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Get the little drone to god target the bad guy then use the rifle system that only shoots when your pointing at the designated target. Game over life is a video game. Dream it build it

  45. Chris Riley Music Drone Videos on February 25, 2020 at 3:54 am

    this is very old tec. C.I.A. has the N-Nat short for nano nat.

  46. Neonn Chrome on February 25, 2020 at 3:56 am

    In drones we trust

  47. Cuda FX on February 25, 2020 at 3:57 am

    nope! it’s not the smallest operation drone by a long shot. there are 45mm toy quadcopters, on the hobby market already.

  48. Dutchy on February 25, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Now for sale on Bangood

  49. Brian Ramsey on February 25, 2020 at 3:59 am

    waste of money as soon as the wind picks up ya f kd

  50. SergeantSilly on February 25, 2020 at 4:01 am

    I can totally see those marines doing drone races with those things when they´re bored.

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