FA-18 Releases 103 Perdix Micro-Drones

Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. 

  • Propellers: 2.6 in    
  • Body: 6.5 in    
  • Wing span: 11.8 in    
  • Weight: 290 g    
  • Endurance: >20 min    
  • Air speed: >40‐60 kts 

Originally designed by MIT engineering students,the Perdix drone was modified for military use.  They are autonomous micro-drones capable of low altitude Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and other missions. From what I read, they can be launched from air, sea or ground.

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