The new modification of this drone allows you to use it not only in an individual format. The Black Hornet 3 is capable of transmitting video to multiple armored vehicles when crews perform those specific combat missions. The “picture” that is shot by the drone camera is transmitted, as stated, through a secure channel.
The US military command said that in the near future a batch of these mini-UAVs would be purchased. Objective: To reduce the risk to soldiers during combat operations. Preliminary contract - for 2,6 million dollars. In this case, the volume of the party Black Hornet 3 is not reported.
Mini-UAV can be carried on the belt of a military man. The functionality of the drone camera is not limited to daylight hours.
Speed drone is up to 22,5 km/h. It is stated that the Black Hornet 3 can fly in bad weather, however, gusts of wind should not be significantly higher than its maximum speed. The range of the mini-drone is up to 2 km from the operator. The maximum flight time is 25 minutes. The developers believe that this is quite enough for a fighter to identify types of enemy activity, detect probable explosive devices along the path of a paramilitary convoy, reveal sniper positions when a Black Hornet 3 operator is in cover, etc. At the same time, there is an option for a longer flight of a mini-drone - if it is directly connected to the power supply system. For obvious reasons, the range of its action in this case is significantly less. As an example: for a couple of minutes to rise above the positions of the unit (several meters) and transmit video information about what is happening "around".
The manufacturer of the mini-UAV (FLIR Systems) states that military personnel familiar with computer games can easily master the Black Hornet 3.