Mini Spy Plane capable of monitoring enemy movements in Japanese territories
Japan Defense Agency will develop an unmanned reconnaissance plane weighing 400 grams and measuring 60cm in wingspan that is capable of monitoring enemy movements in Japanese territories. The defense agency hopes to put the plane into action within five years with an estimated cost of one billion yen (8.68 million dollars.
The Mini Spy Plane modeled on paper planes will have polystyrene foam body, a built in camera to take pictures and transmit them to ground bases. The model plane will be equipped with a Global Positioning System receiver to aid navigation but it will have no offensive capabilities.