The Black Hornet offers intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support to armed forces in mission-critical operations.
The UAV gives access to remote locations and provides situational awareness on the battlefield.
The Black Hornet has been deployed in Afghanistan to meet the surveillance requirements of the UK Armed Forces.
The UAV is also in service with the security forces of several other countries as the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Turkey, Norway, the Netherlands, and India.
They are small enough to fit in one hand and weigh just over half an ounce.
The unit measures around 10 × 2.5 cm and provides troops on the ground with local situational awareness.
The UAV is equipped with a camera system, which gives the operator full-motion video and still images.
The air vehicle has three cameras; one looking forward, one looking straight down, and one pointing downward at 45 degrees.