AeroVironment Develops Pocket-Size UAS AeroVironment is to supply prototypes of a new “nano” unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the Snipe, to the U.S. Army for evaluation soon; a production system is expected to be available later in 2017. Designed for use by the individual soldier, the Snipe is a quadcopter that weighs just 130 grams (4.6 oz.), can fly for 20 min. and provide reconnaissance out to 1-km (0.6-mi.) range. Soldiers would carry two Snipes on their vest, and the UAS ...

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