Saturday, February 10, 2018


Developed by CIA’s Office of Research and Development during the Cold War in the 1970s, this micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was the first flight of an insect-sized vehicle (insectothopter). This tiny listening device was intended to prove the concept of such miniaturized platforms for intelligence collection.

The flight tests were impressive but the insectothopter never flew a mission because control in any kind of crosswind proved too difficult.



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