Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Army introduces Desert Hawk III in Afghanistan

The British Army has begun to use the Desert Hawk III UAV in operations in Afghanistan. Used by the 1 Battery, 47 Regiment Royal Artillery the UAV is one of several the Royal Artillery. The mini UAV can be launched by simply throwing it aloft though gunners have found that launching it while at speed from a quad bike is better (and no doubt more fun).

Desert Hawk is used to over look patrols and reconnaissance for bases with live video footage to the operator's laptop which can also be viewed later by commanders.

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