Military Funds Tiny Flying “Spy Hummingbird”

“It looks like a hummingbird!” But it’s an unmanned military aerial vehicle with a 5-inch wingspan for which DARPA is providing a second round of funding!

The ‘spy hummingbird’ weighs just 10 grams (about the weight of two nickels) and can perform “controlled hovering flight” using only an on-board power source and flapping its two wings…

This article appeared in the latest edition of H+ magazine.

1 Comment on "Military Funds Tiny Flying “Spy Hummingbird”"

  1. Polymorpheous | Dec 1, 2009 at 3:52 am |

    guess i'll just have to shoot every hummingbird i see!

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