Cheaper, immersive and precise
Kamikaze FPV Drone generally weighing no more than 500g, FPV drones have traditionally been used by hobbyists for racing.
Now — like most improvised drones popping — they are being adapted and fitted with munitions.
Despite their small size, the racing drones can carry rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) of up to 1kg and hone in on targets at high speeds for damaging, one-way “suicide” missions.
“What you’re seeing with these FPV drones is kind of an evolution in terms of ability, speed, capability and price, which is a really important factor,”
“These are more sort of a specialist Ferrari-type drone … designed to be fast and manoeuvrable.”
Their range is limited to around 5km to 10km, but a defining capability is how they are controlled.
Pilots strap on goggles with a live-streamed camera feed from the drones, giving them a unique, immersive view.
This allows pilots to be more accurate, and to carry out surprise attacks in enclosed spaces or to loiter and wait for a target.
Small weapons, big targets !
First Person View (FPV)
loitering munition drone
Size: 360×330 mm
Weight: 500 g
Payload: Approx 1kg
Range: 5-10 km
Speed: 140 km/h
Calibre: 40-105 mm