UK army buys 30 ‘Bug’ drones that can spy on targets 2km away

Critics say latest step in military use of unmanned aerial vehicles takes place in absence of guidelines

The British army has bought 30 “nano ‘Bug’ drones” for soldiers to spy on targets up to 2km (1.25 miles) away, in the latest step in the military use of controversial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The drones are small enough to be held in the palm of one hand, and weigh 196g, about the same as a large smartphone.

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