Norway and Great Britain have agreed to supply the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the PD-100 Black Hornet microdrone by the Flir company, which has really fantastic capabilities. But not due to ability to see for tens of kilometers or burn the enemy down, but because it is one of the smallest reconnaissance drones in the world, which can simply fit in a pocket.
The fact is that the Black Hornet only weighs 32 grams, but it has two optical cameras and even a thermal imager. In fact, the microdrone was created so that each department had its own "eyes" in the air, especially during combat operations in the city.
Also, this drone is designed to be installed on reconnaissance vehicles and can be automatically launched from their board.
With such dimensions and equipment, the drone stays in the air for 25 minutes, has a range of up to 1.6 km, and the standard flight height is 10-30 meters. The cost of a set of two drones, a control panel and a charging station is 40-60 thousand dollars.
At the same time, the size of the aid package officially announced by the Norwegian government with Black Hornet micro-drones is 90 million Norwegian kroner, that is, approximately 9.5 million dollars. In this case, we are talking about 150-240 sets, but part of the money will still go to related services, such as training.
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