British Army recruits 30 nano ‘bug’ drones as battlefield spies

British Army recruits 30 nano ‘bug’ drones as battlefield spies – Independent

Head of armed forces predicts growing numbers of ‘robot soldiers’. The tiny spy drone has been named the “Bug” – and can spy on enemies up to 2km away. Built by British firm BAE Systems, the Bug weighs just under 200g and is small enough to sit on a palm.

Read our article from Independent below with a link to the full article that can be found at the bottom of this post.
Head of armed forces predicts growing numbers of ‘robot soldiers’.

Thirty “bug” drones that can be held in the palm of the hand have been bought by the British Army as part of its drive to deploy more “robot soldiers” on the battlefield.
The nano unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) weigh only 196g, can fly for 40 minutes on one charge and are capable of spying on targets up to 2km away with a high resolution video camera.

They are also powerful enough to fly at speeds of up to 50mph and cope with weather conditions including strong winds, rain and snow, according to developers BAE Systems and the UK-based firm UAVTEK.

It comes after the head of the UK’s armed forces, General Sir Nick Carter, suggested that as many as 30,000 autonomous or remote-controlled machines could be fighting alongside humans by the 2030s as the armed forces modernise……

Read the full article from Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drone-nano-bug-army-uk-mod-b1779495.html

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

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