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Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano

Micro Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

United States | 2006

"The Black Hornet Nano represents another growing segment of the drone military market - Micro UAVs."

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The future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles goes beyond the large, missile-carrying platforms commonly showcased by the media. The Black Hornet Nano, currently in service with British forces, represents another direction in drone service - small, highly compact, low profile UAVs intended for simple reconnaissance work where their size makes them hardly detectable to enemy combatants. The Black Hornet Nano was developed by Proz Dynamics AS of Norway with production handled by Marlborough Communications Ltd. The British military has ordered 160 of the type and has actively fielded them in the Afghanistan Theater of War where they are used to locate potential hidden threats and provide unparalleled situational awareness. It is more or less a scout helicopter of the modern battlefield though developed to be no larger than a child's toy.

The Black Hornet Nano fits easily into the palm of an adult hand, measuring just 4 inches long by 1 inch wide while weighing just 0.6 ounces. It features a simple boxy fuselage containing a small camera whose feed is sent wirelessly to a hand-held terminal displaying the full motion video or still imagery captured by the Black Hornet. The terminal is also used to control the little system in flight. A thin stem is set at the rear of the fuselage and mounts a two-bladed tail rotor to offset the torque produced by the main rotor which is another two-blade assembly. Power is supplied by onboard batteries.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Black Hornet Nano Micro Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
1 x Battery-powered motor driving a two-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Black Hornet Nano Micro Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano Micro Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) .
None. Full-motion/still image camera installed.
Notable series variants as part of the Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano family line.
Black Hornet Nano - Base Series Designation
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Total Production: 200 Units

Contractor(s): Marlborough Communications Ltd - UK / Prox Dynamics - Norway
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