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December 2011

It's a Bug, It's a Plane, It's a Flying Circuit Board

December 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

U.S. Navy researchers have built a prototypical family of small, simple and affordable unmanned aerial vehicles that warfighters can use to deploy an array of sensors, tailor for a variety of missions, and launch by ones and twos or by the thousands. Essentially a flying circuit board, the miniature craft has completed basic research and development and is ready for further technological advances and eventual battlefield deployment.


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