US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

American forces in Afghanistan tied to the 82nd US Airborne Division will become the first infantry Army battalion to employ pocket-sized drones on their impending deployment to the war-torn country.

Soldiers with the Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System in the spring and received training on how to use the small drones that resemble miniature helicopters, US-based pro-military news outlet Stars and Stripesreported Friday.

“This kind of technology will be a life-saver for us because it takes us out of harm’s way while enhancing our ability to execute whatever combat mission we’re on,” said Sgt. Ryan Subers, who received the training, as quoted in an Army statement. “I’m very grateful for technology like this and to be a part of the first unit to use it.”

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Source: The Leaders News