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UK army buys 30 stealthy ‘Bug’ nano-drones to spy on targets 2km away – Metro

by | Jan 28, 2021 | Defense Industry, Drones

Read our article from Metro below with a link to the full article that can be found at the bottom of this post.

The British army has bought 30 special drones that can be used to spy on targets up to two kilometres away.

The so-called ‘Bug’ drone is small enough to be held in the palm of your hand. It weighs 196g, which is about the same amount as an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

It has a 40-minute battery life and can beam footage back to troops on the ground. Developed by BAE Systems, the Bug is capable of flying even in winds of up to 50mph.

The little device was the only nano-UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) able to cope with the uncompromising weather during a recent Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) event hosted by the Ministry of Defence’s Future Capability Group.

James Gerard, principal technologist at BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence business said: ‘We delivered the Bug in partnership with UAVTEK, an SME that designs and builds UAVs from its workshop in the Cotswolds.

‘Our experience in developing large volumes of secure hardware means we were able to help the team turn the excellent design into a real product which our Armed Forces can use.

Read the full article from Metro: https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/30/uk-army-buys-30-stealthy-bug-nano-drones-to-spy-on-targets-2km-away-13824493/

BAE SYSTEMS – http://www.baesystems.com/
UAVTEK – https://uavtek.co.uk/

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