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Staff Sgt. James Ellis adjusts the camera in a Desert Hawk at the Tallil Air Base in Iraq. Developed by Lockheed Martin, the Desert Hawk is launched into the air using a bungee cord as a slingshot and is designed to circle over air bases and help with security by showing possible threats up to about 6 miles away. It includes an electric motor, color or infrared cameras, and a GPS receiver.
The recently unveiled Corax unmanned vehicle, from BAE Systems, draws on the design of Stealth aircraft.