The Alps stretch 750 miles across Europe with numerous peaks topping 13,000 feet. The stiff winds blowing through their passes makes an Alpine UAV crossing nearly as impossible as it was during the Second Punic War. But one plucky micro-drone has just achieved that feat, flying through the Alps in just 23 minutes. But here's what it looks like in five seconds.
The MD4-1000, built by MicroDrones Gmbh, is no stranger to navigating extreme conditions. It's routinely used in Kenyan wildlife reserves and has even been employed by Fox News in its coverage of the 2011 Missisippi River Floods.