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PD-100 Black Hornet

Country of Origin: Norway


The PD-100 Black Hornet is a nano-uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). The system's Norwegian manufacturer, Prox Dynamics, claims the Black Hornet is the world's smallest full authority helicopter. FLIR Systems, based in Wilsonville, Ore., acquired Prox Dynamics in November 2016.

Several prototypes have flown, demonstrating endurance up to 25 minutes and speeds of more than 18 mph (29 kph). Potential missions include search-and-rescue; indoor reconnaissance; look behind, between and...

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