UK army buys 30 Bug Drones

UK Army Buys 30 Bug Drones That Can Spy On Targets 2km Away

The British army has bought 30 “nano ‘Bug’ drones” for soldiers to spy on targets up to 2km (1.25 miles) away, in the latest step in the military use of controversial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The drones are small enough to be held in the palm of one hand, and weigh 196g, about the same as a large smartphone.

Drones are already being used by armed forces around the world, in the form of high-altitude unmanned vehicles fitted with surveillance equipment or weaponry. Their use has been heavily criticised by human rights groups, with the US and Turkey among the countries using drones to assassinate enemies beyond their borders. The EU and the UK both have plans to use high-altitude drones to spot refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean sea and in the Channel. READ MORE.

Source: The Guardian

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