Small UAVs Gaining More Features

By David Hambling
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
January 27, 2014
Credit: Prioria

Small unmanned air systems have proven extremely popular with the military. AeroVironment's 4-lb. RQ-11B Raven, for instance, outnumbers all of the other UAVs in the Pentagon's inventory put together. But competition from even smaller UAS with advanced capabilities is increasing.

“In a world of shrinking budgets, smaller systems may provide more acquisition value than the larger, more expensive systems,” says Bryan da Frota, CEO of Prioria Robotics.

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