The British army has demonstrated a new tiny spy drone as the latest weapon against Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
Soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force at Camp Bastion demonstrated the eight-inch long plastic moulded drone, which has three cameras hidden inside its nose and weighs just 15 grams.
Codenamed the Black Hornet, the tiny aircraft is being used by British troops against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The small flying machine, which has a smooth grey body and twin black rotors, can either be controlled directly or programmed to fly to a given set of co-ordinates and then return to base after carrying out its spy missions.
Britain has also spent more than £2 billion over the last five years, developing its assassination drones.
The deployment of assassination drones by the US and its allies have led to killings of at least hundreds of innocent civilians, including many women and children, in the Middle East.
Earlier in January, the United Nations (UN) decided to look into the military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by Britain in Afghanistan and the US in Pakistan as well as in Africa in the Malian conflict.
This comes as media requests for further details about Britain’s drone strikes, including locations and dates, the circumstances leading to the strikes and casualty figures have so far been rejected by the Ministry of Defense (MoD).