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

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

NEW YORK: American soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division will be the first infantry Army battalion to employ pocket-sized drones at the squad level on their upcoming deployment in Afghanistan.

Troops with the Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System this spring and provided training on how to use the drones, which resemble miniature helicopters, according to Stars and Stripes, an American military newspaper.

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