A first in Afghanistan: Infantry uses mini drones during patrol

Phillip Walter Wellman
Stars and Stripes

Members of the first Army infantry brigade to be issued pocket-sized drones are putting the devices to work in southern Afghanistan.

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, used the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System last week to support a foot patrol in Kandahar province, a statement by the division said.

Army photos of the patrol Friday show troops deploying at least one drone, which resembles a miniature helicopter, during a counterterrorism mission.

“The Black Hornet provided overhead surveillance for the patrol as it gauged security in the region and spoke to local Afghans about their concerns,” the statement said, adding that paratroopers “routinely employ the system” to reduce combat risks.

The 3rd Brigade Combat soldiers were issued the Black Hornets in the spring and deployed to Afghanistan last month.

The hand-held devices, which provide near real-time video, are eventually expected to be

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A first in Afghanistan: Infantry uses mini drones during patrol

Phillip Walter Wellman
Stars and Stripes

Members of the first Army infantry brigade to be issued pocket-sized drones are putting the devices to work in southern Afghanistan.

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, used the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System last week to support a foot patrol in Kandahar province, a statement by the division said.

Army photos of the patrol Friday show troops deploying at least one drone, which resembles a miniature helicopter, during a counterterrorism mission.

“The Black Hornet provided overhead surveillance for the patrol as it gauged security in the region and spoke to local Afghans about their concerns,” the statement said, adding that paratroopers “routinely employ the system” to reduce combat risks.

The 3rd Brigade Combat soldiers were issued the Black Hornets in the spring and deployed to Afghanistan last month.

The hand-held devices, which provide near real-time video, are eventually expected to be

... read more at: https://warisboring.com/a-first-in-afghanistan-infantry-uses-mini-drones-during-patrol/

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A first in Afghanistan: Infantry uses mini drones during patrol

Phillip Walter Wellman
Stars and Stripes

Members of the first Army infantry brigade to be issued pocket-sized drones are putting the devices to work in southern Afghanistan.

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, used the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System last week to support a foot patrol in Kandahar province, a statement by the division said.

Army photos of the patrol Friday show troops deploying at least one drone, which resembles a miniature helicopter, during a counterterrorism mission.

“The Black Hornet provided overhead surveillance for the patrol as it gauged security in the region and spoke to local Afghans about their concerns,” the statement said, adding that paratroopers “routinely employ the system” to reduce combat risks.

The 3rd Brigade Combat soldiers were issued the Black Hornets in the spring and deployed to Afghanistan last month.

The hand-held devices, which provide near real-time video, are eventually expected to be

... read more at: https://warisboring.com/a-first-in-afghanistan-infantry-uses-mini-drones-during-patrol/

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