Mini drone debuts at Abu Dhabi show
Abu Dhabi, February 18, 2013
BCB International, the UK-based manufacturers of military survival and protective equipment, unveiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), that fits in the palm of a hand and can be operated remotely by troops sitting in a control room thousands of miles away, at the Idex expo in Abu Dhabi.
The company said the new product, SQ-4 Recon, is capable of performing a wide range of tasks ideal for military and security teams.
BCB robotics projects manager, Barry Davies, said: "The SQ-4 takes surveillance to new heights. Its small size and light weight (290 grams) means that it can be carried and deployed with little additional strain."
"The drone can be flown remotely using a tablet, which also displays the video and stills transmitted by its high-resolution camera," he explained.
Its small size coupled with its 10 ultrasonic sensors make it ideal for penetrating and searching buildings and narrow spaces. It can hover discreetly over a targeted area or ‘perch and stare’ using day or night vision," stated Davies.
“The SQ-4 provides soldiers with instant information about the enemy’s movements, capabilities and any hidden dangers that may be lurking over a hill or inside a building without putting themselves in harm’s way,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service