According to UK Ministry of Defense British Forces in Afghanistan received miniature spy drone, 16 gram helicopter Black Hornet Nano up to 10 centimeters in length and two and a half in width. Black Hornet Nano is equipped with a miniature camera that can transmit both video and photos. Despite its compact size Black Hornet Nano is capable of operating in critical weather conditions. According to BBC News, the device is equipped with a battery and can cover up to 800 feet in the air or up to 30 minutes. As reported BBC News, in the total of the British military Department has ordered 160 Black Hornet Nano to 20 million pounds sterling (31,5 million dollars). Using the helicopters in Afghanistan began in 2012.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched a new radar spy satellite that has reached the orbit on H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center. The satellite reached Earth’s orbit 20 minutes after the rocket launch. It is dedicated for observing and picturing military and civil objects from the space. However Japanese professionals do not open up all capabilities of the satellite. This was the 20th flight of the H-2A launcher rocket; 19 past missions passed successfully.
The Carrier IQ application running on Android, BlackBerry and Nokia mobile devices is logging any taken activity, including buttons pressed, Internet search queries, text messages and locations.