Japanese spherical drone

With material costs of about £1000 per unit, this incredibly maneuvrable UAV could make for a great surveillance tool or perhaps an upmarket big boys’ toy.

I wonder if it might be related to the spherical flying somethings that I saw in Yosemite in 1995 and describe in the opening chapter of Mirage Men.

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One Response to Japanese spherical drone

  1. Curt Collins says:

    Very interesting, especially that it was constructed from commercially available elements. Just imagine what dedicated contractors working on black budgets may have been able to come up with in the past. There were definitely less exotic programs based on model planes and helicopters, which they termed mini-RPVs (remotely piloted vehicles), and some of them were seen by the enemy as unknown, flying objects.

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