Mini-UAVs continue to prove their value as tactical surveillance and reconnaissance craft. The design of this class of unmanned aerial vehicle has been fine-tuned to where versions are lightweight, manpack-portable in battle, readily launched by hand, and capable of carrying sophisticated data-transmission payloads. Their video capabilities help direct bombing runs, and their size and low noise make them virtually undetectable, even at low altitudes. They are truly the shadow warriors of ...

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