Syrian regime troops capture Black Hornet 3 Nano Spy drone

Syrian regime troops have captured a Black Hornet 3 Nano Spy drone from FLIR Systems, according to a Tweet from a few days ago. The nano drone was apparently captured near the town of Tal Tamr in the country’s northeastern part of Syria, which borders to the north and Iraq to the south.

Syrian regime troops capture Black Hornet 3 Nano Spy drone

Joseph Trevithick writes for The Drive that:

A picture has emerged online reportedly showing members of the Syrian Arab Army holding a FLIR Systems Black Hornet 3 drone that they captured in the northeastern corner of the country. Variants of this pocket-sized have seen increasing use, including within the U.S. military, in recent years, as a way to give small units important added situational awareness without necessarily exposing their position or otherwise putting personnel at increased risk.

Despite its size, it has two full-motion daytime video cameras and a thermal imager. While operating at night, the system fuses the feeds from all three cameras to provide a single, higher-fidelity view, making it easier for operators to identify potential threats and other objects of interest. The user can also grab still images using these cameras for further exploitation after the conclusion of an operation.

You can read the entire article here.

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