A British Soldier holds Prox Dynamics' PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability.

Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts, are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments....READ MORE

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"As we move into spring, budget season begins in Washington. My colleagues and I are working diligently with our friends in Congress to support the priorities laid out in the president's budget submission. The FY15 defense budget is the first to fully reflect our nation's transition to peace after 13 years at war in Afghanistan, the longest conflict in U.S. history. As we work to secure the budget for the next fiscal year, I think it is a good time to consider our equipment modernization strategy."

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