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US Army awards pocket-sized drones $20.6 million contract

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    ali
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    33 grams and 25 minutes battery life sounds like an amazing feat of engineering. I’m sad about the use case but I love the technology

    33 grams and 25 minutes battery life sounds like an amazing feat of engineering. I’m sad about the use case but I love the technology

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    1. sqew
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      It's fascinating to me that they selected a single-rotor helicopter-like design as opposed to a quadcopter or some other more common drone design. I assume that it was lighter or had more capacity...

      It's fascinating to me that they selected a single-rotor helicopter-like design as opposed to a quadcopter or some other more common drone design. I assume that it was lighter or had more capacity to be quiet. Wish we could know more.

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