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Here's an interesting link to AeroVironment, a UAS maker and supplier to the military.
Check out their Snipe Nano UAS, looks quite a bit like a Mavic...

Visit Aerovironment Inc.
 
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That thing is only 5 ounces, ~1/3 lb. I think the mavic is ~1.25 lb. So I imagine that the snipe nano is way smaller.
 

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Yes it is smaller, probably more similar to the soon-to-be released DJI Spark.
I also like that they claim it is inaudible at 100 ft. altitude.
 

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Nice little stealth drone, must be made out of some secret light weight Military grade material?
 

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Dji is NOT the leader in drone technology , only what us mere civilians can aquire .
 
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A totally stealthy drone will happen, the size of your fist, silent, and soft like a bird so that it could land in a baby carriage and not even wake the kid up. And as long as I'm blue skying, 6 4K/120fps 12 bit cameras taking continuous spherical panos. Price: $299 US. Availability: we'll get back to you on that.
 

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Well that and it has a cord to the ground? Right? Or am I seeing that wrong?

I noticed that too, it's not a tether like on some CyPhy drones. I suspect it is a long antenna because of the frequency being used to control it (think of the difference in size between the cloverleaf style 5.8ghz antenna vs a 1.3ghz) also when the guy bent the antennas on the GCS, the looked like they were plain dipoles. You don't want some guy to have to worry about directional antenna.
 

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Here's an interesting link to AeroVironment, a UAS maker and supplier to the military.
Check out their Snipe Nano UAS, looks quite a bit like a Mavic...

Visit Aerovironment Inc.
Love it. Does it come with onboard antipersonnel features?
Looks like it could shoot lasers from its eyes.
 

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We have a DARPA facility here next to a Robotics school that I have been to a few times . The guards will watch you from across the lawn when you go outside to take a break and discourage cell phone camera use . They have a test track outside where a autonomous tracked vehicle is tested making decisions on it own . Underground they are working on fully autonomous tiny drones that can zip in and out windows/doors of buildings at 45 mph gathering surveillance in real time while avoiding obstacles . This was back in 2012 .
 

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