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New in 2017: Nano-drones for grunts | MarineCorpsTimes

New in 2017: Nano-drones for grunts | MarineCorpsTimes

Some Marine Corps squad leaders will be getting hand-held nano-drones in 2017, small devices that will offer once-unfathomable level of visibility over the battlefield.

The Marine Corps is on track to field sets of miniaturized quadcopters, small unmanned aircraft systems designed for infantry units across the force, according to Marine Corps Combat Development Command officials.

“The intent is for these systems to be in the hands of squad and platoon leaders for the ‘over the hill, around the corner’ type observation,” said Lt. Col. Noah Spataro…

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