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In the US, explained the purpose of the purchase of Black Hornet microdrones for the American army

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A contract was signed between the US Army and the company FLIR Systems for the supply of a new batch of Black Hornet microdrones. This is not the first delivery of such unmanned aerial vehicles to the United States military.


Deliveries are made as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program. Last year, the U.S. Armed Forces purchased such drones worth nearly $ 40 million. This year, the supply to the Black Hornet UAV will be more than $ 20 million.

For what the US Army such microdrones, what is the purpose of the purchase, they explain in the military department.

These drones are designed to improve situational awareness of the ground forces of the US Army. They transmit data about objects in the patrol zone or military operation.

Black Hornet is a small unmanned aerial vehicle of a helicopter type. Its mass is only 18 grams. The diameter of the main propeller of this micro helicopter is 12 centimeters.

The drone can be in the air without recharging 25 minutes. The aircraft is capable of a top speed of 20 km / h, with a range of approximately two kilometers.

The delivery set consists of two drones, a charging station and a special tablet, with which control is carried out.
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  1. sergo1914
    sergo1914 14 May 2020 08: 59 New
    +1
    An interesting financial scheme. Skolkovo thought.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 14 May 2020 09: 10 New
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      Quote: sergo1914
      An interesting financial scheme. Skolkovo thought.

      You can’t sell tetris for so much, but you can try ant farms. smile
    2. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 14 May 2020 09: 19 New
      +8
      Quote: sergo1914
      An interesting financial scheme. Skolkovo thought.

      Dumb Americans can not guess that you can cut the loot without doing anything, all for sawed-out money strive for something to invent and build. They would have to give a course of lectures in Skolkovo ...
    3. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 14 May 2020 10: 54 New
      +1
      They have been polishing these helicopters for about seven years, if not more.
    4. 4ekist
      4ekist 14 May 2020 11: 45 New
      +2
      Cool little thing can certainly be useful.
      1. Quat
        Quat 14 May 2020 13: 03 New
        +4
        These little ones have the future of intelligence.
        1. Victorio
          Victorio 16 May 2020 08: 39 New
          0
          Quote: Quat
          future intelligence

          ===
          operational intelligence, special operations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Ministry of Emergencies would not hurt, in some cases (fly in / see)
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 14 May 2020 09: 04 New
    18
    The right thing, here they are buying ...
    1. knn54
      knn54 14 May 2020 09: 42 New
      +9
      1. Able to fly from the street to: any room, cave.
      2. Works where there is no satellite coverage.
      True, if the wind does not blow away or "vacuum cleaner" does not suck.
      1. To be or not to be
        To be or not to be 14 May 2020 11: 29 New
        +1
        Flock of microdrones
        Aggressor focuses ..
  3. zwlad
    zwlad 14 May 2020 09: 05 New
    +9
    An interesting little thing, for example, in order to look behind a large building, and if there are any barmales. Everything is better than nothing. However, the cost is probably horse
    1. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 14 May 2020 10: 08 New
      +4
      I think you can also charge it from a telephone charger - so give him a station. The price for it is a little more than a toy, but change the name of the parts to more impressive and the price rises. Although the thing is definitely useful, the operation is worth a penny, it will even fly into the window of the apartment. A necessary and useful thing for the army or police
    2. venik
      venik 14 May 2020 11: 26 New
      -2
      Quote: zwlad
      An interesting little thing, for example, in order to look behind a large building, and if there are any barmales.

      =======
      good Or take a peek - is there an ambush, for example .... "
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      Quote: zwlad
      However, the cost is probably horse

      =====
      Yes, I was also interested, but how many 40 green lemons can I buy? I suspect that not very much .... drinks
      1. Dmitry Leontiev
        Dmitry Leontiev 16 May 2020 00: 13 New
        -1
        If they are stamped on a conveyor, the price will be very small. What does it cost a lot if it weighs 18 grams.
  4. parkello
    parkello 14 May 2020 09: 11 New
    10
    pocket drone ... a thing worthy of attention. when every fighter can explore the situation for moving in buildings. where there’s an enemy crew around every corner. this is a pocket UAV, the last hope for a breakthrough from the environment. and so I think the UAVs in them are in sufficient numbers. and it’s a means of close reconnaissance, when you don’t know what is around the corner, but you need to know. in the forest, in the city. in the village ... you can certainly bring him down with a badminton racket, a roll, but the service he can hardly do even binoculars or any other telescope. In addition, it can transmit data on infection with gas or other SDYA. it's like a flying smartphone ... flew by, took off, transmitted .. and did his job. a good thing with one condition. that the enemy will not know about its presence in the soldiers. otherwise it will take measures ...
    1. venik
      venik 14 May 2020 11: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: parkello
      pocket drone ... a thing worthy of attention. when every fighter can explore the situation for moving in buildings.

      =======
      Well, what about "every fighter"- I think it unreal for at least two reasons:
      a) - it will be too expensive;
      b) - you can also carry a kit with you (with 2 drones, a charge and a control tablet), you can only if everything else is “at a minimum”, and if like an American marine it is hung with any ... (um .. ) rubbish, "like a Christmas tree toys" ..... It will be troublesome! what
      But here is one kit for a separate unit (platoon, squad, DRG) - the most IT!!!
      1. parkello
        parkello 14 May 2020 15: 45 New
        0
        I agree yes .. for everyone it will be bold, even for the US Marines. but even be in the department .. in every 1 such a thing, it will greatly simplify any operation. hi I didn’t think of exaggerating, but I must say the due. especially in basement wars such as Syria now. Americans are preparing for war ... otherwise why buy this intelligence? so be careful that you are not taken by surprise ... this thing seriously unties the hands of the marines. and coupled with them and intelligence. the main thing is that it is an inexpensive item. any motor from an old telephone. the vibration electromotor can now pull its screws. or two of these. the main thing is its batteries. they must be very light. and you will receive a device with functions not inferior to it. they’ll do everything in Novosibirsk ... you just have to give an order where you need it .. and in Russia they will appear soon. there is one office in Novosib .. one employee of whom is my close Kent ... I won’t speak for the office, but it uses half the world services .. main software for computers, mobile. tablets, servers and their maintenance .. I already said a lot . . winked
        PySy: about speaking expensive ... not so expensive. Yes, and it also weighs trifles along with recharging it. they are worth it. those saved lives in a sense.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 14 May 2020 09: 15 New
    +5
    Imagine such a bunch of drones and 5 grams of TNT for each.? This will be another war ................
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 14 May 2020 09: 22 New
      +3
      Quote: APASUS
      Imagine such a bunch of drones and 5 grams of TNT for each.? This will be another war ................

      Yes, the attacking army will go bankrupt in 1 day of the war and surrender. Such a trifle cannot be shielded, if they occupy their niche, then on the other hand mobile microwave generators will occupy their niche
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 14 May 2020 09: 28 New
        +3
        Quote: Vol4ara
        Yes, the attacking army will go bankrupt in 1 day of the war and surrender. Such a trifle cannot be shielded, if they occupy their niche, then on the other hand mobile microwave generators will occupy their niche

        For each soldier by a microwave generator, a power source, a detection sensor or a serious communication channel with a locator that will constantly scan the space? If it does, then very soon.
        As history shows, with quite serious progress in protective systems, RPG-7 is still very relevant
        1. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 14 May 2020 09: 31 New
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          Quote: Vol4ara
          Yes, the attacking army will go bankrupt in 1 day of the war and surrender. Such a trifle cannot be shielded, if they occupy their niche, then on the other hand mobile microwave generators will occupy their niche

          For each soldier by a microwave generator, a power source, a detection sensor or a serious communication channel with a locator that will constantly scan the space? If it does, then very soon.
          As history shows, with quite serious progress in protective systems, RPG-7 is still very relevant

          Why for each soldier, 1 installation on the company, and the tactics of flocks of drones goes to the scrap.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 14 May 2020 11: 12 New
            0
            Quote: Vol4ara
            Quote: APASUS
            Quote: Vol4ara
            Yes, the attacking army will go bankrupt in 1 day of the war and surrender. Such a trifle cannot be shielded, if they occupy their niche, then on the other hand mobile microwave generators will occupy their niche

            For each soldier by a microwave generator, a power source, a detection sensor or a serious communication channel with a locator that will constantly scan the space? If it does, then very soon.
            As history shows, with quite serious progress in protective systems, RPG-7 is still very relevant

            Why for each soldier, 1 installation on the company, and the tactics of flocks of drones goes to the scrap.

            To the company? Are you seriously ?
        2. Piramidon
          Piramidon 14 May 2020 10: 12 New
          +4
          Quote: APASUS
          For each soldier, a microwave generator, a power source, a detection sensor ...

          Every soldier has a fly swatter! laughing
      2. Interlocutor
        Interlocutor 14 May 2020 10: 58 New
        0
        Or the same drones. It is one thing to drive someone. Another thing is when you begin to drive an analogue.
  6. riwas
    riwas 14 May 2020 09: 21 New
    +5
    Not only the USA. Israel has developed the Spike Firefly miniature ammunition.

    Spike Firefly is a small helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle with two coaxial counter-rotating rotors. The mass of the device is only 3 kilograms. The munition is equipped with an optoelectronic surveillance system and a fragmentation warhead weighing 350 grams. The range of Spike Firefly is 500 meters in the city and about 1 kilometer in the open.
  7. steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 May 2020 09: 49 New
    +3
    A useful thing, if in good hands. And it’s bad that we don’t even expect anything like that. This is where money should be invested, not in American papers !!
  8. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 14 May 2020 09: 54 New
    0
    An interesting topic for special forces. If there were such people in Beslan, maybe there would be fewer victims. Fly into the window a gap in the wall information during the storming of buildings is invaluable. It is necessary to order Messrs. Chubais and Serdyukov, right!
  9. Slavs
    Slavs 14 May 2020 10: 00 New
    +1
    Strong wind, limited visibility (night, smoke, fog), precipitation (rain, snow), dense "green" ..
    Applicable in such conditions?
  10. Zementbomber
    Zementbomber 14 May 2020 10: 13 New
    +1
    Cool bpak! But dear, s..kO for its format - an infection: a set of 2 UAVs and a remote control - 194 kilobax ...
  11. Strashila
    Strashila 14 May 2020 10: 35 New
    +3
    A convenient machine, a kind of periscope, to inspect the terrain without sticking your nose out of the shelter.
    So electronic fly swatter will appear to fix their work and jammers transmitting information and GPS signal.
  12. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 14 May 2020 11: 15 New
    +1
    information is not cheap ...
  13. Last centurion
    Last centurion 14 May 2020 13: 08 New
    0
    18 grams and 25 minutes of flight is just drop dead. I thought a Mavik mini which 249 grams weighs a breakthrough ... but it turns out not ... it's how much a milliampere power consumption! oh put the ball
  14. T.Henks
    T.Henks 14 May 2020 13: 44 New
    +1
    Now every marine in Russia can launch drones. He is less than 250g. Touching for 20 minutes and 2 km. Did you find fools? Will there be another 4-drone cart to the battery?
    True, I read in a book about atomic batteries.
  15. Alexfly
    Alexfly 14 May 2020 17: 58 New
    0
    Saw Shura a weight - it is golden, directly according to Ilf and Petrov .. Budget, in a word ...