Tiny flying military machines aren’t just a G.I. Joe thing anymore.
Thanks to Honeywell, creations like the “RQ-16 T-Hawk” give real soldiers a bird’s eye view of their surroundings at up to 10,500 feet.
“Suitable for backpack deployment and single-person operation. “
In 2006, Honeywell was given a contract to create a gas-powered ‘micro air vehicle’ or ‘MAV’. After trials with the U.S. Navy, Honeywell were paid to produce 372 MAVs in 2008.
Designated “RQ-16A T-Hawk”, Honeywell’s extremely capable high-flying MAV weighs in at 20 lbs, can run for 40 minutes, hits speeds up to 57 mph and operates within a 6 nautical mile radius.