03 March 2011

Great Britain, India Going Micro and Nano (Respectively)

Its future in the U.S. UAS arsenal may be unclear, considering the large investments being made in devices with single unit costs in the millions, but smaller unmanned flying machines are being given serious consideration in India and Great Britain. According to posts by sUAS News, India is looking at purchasing a UAS weighing less than 2 kilograms, and Great Britain is considering, even in its austere budget era, "swarm"-style devices weighing even less at 200 grams. The swarm application is being considered for deployment in Afghanistan. 

Commercial applications cannot be far behind.

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