Lockheed Martin designing tiny "maple seed" spy plane

The Department of Defense has contracted Lockheed Martin to design a remote-controlled nano air vehicle that looks like a maple seed.

Designed for release from a hover craft, and similar to the propeller-like maple seed, the one-bladed NAV should rotate in flight while a camera on board provides a "stable forward view and transmit images back to a small, hand-held display. "The NAV should be equipped with a chemical rocket to power it 1,100 yards, yet it should weigh only 0.07 ounces.


(thanks, Guy!)