The British Army deployed a short-range, remotely piloted reconnaissance aircraft launched from a grenade-launch grenade launcher of 40 millimeters.
As part of Operation Newcombe, its units serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received the Australian DefendTex Drone40 aircraft, which leaves the tube and flies with four tiny electric-propelled propellers. The vehicle can maneuver for 12 minutes or float in one place for 20 minutes. It has a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour, but can fly up to 10 kilometers when flying at lower speeds. Interestingly, the Drone40 can be equipped with multiple explosive bodies instead of a camera, making it suitable for precision strike measurement in addition to detection and surveillance.