Friday, February 18, 2011

Nano Hummingbird to Hunt Bin Laden

The Nano Hummingbird is a miniature drone designed by AeroVironment that could one day join the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

The bird-like nano air vehicle could provide covert surveillance and reconnaissance without alerting terrorists that they are being watched.

The hummingbird could be used to surreptitiously locate a target while an armed UAV is brought in for the kill.

Ideally, it would make sense for the hummingbird to come equipped with its own armament, but that seems further down the road.

As unmanned drones become smaller and smaller and can be made to mimic the look of birds or insects, the next step would seem to be a Nano Fly, which would be even smaller and less noticeable than the hummingbird.

Once these devices are integrated into the search for terrorists, it would appear Osama bin Laden's days are numbered, as it would be nearly impossible to keep a mini drone & its on-board camera out of any room anywhere in the world.

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