Granted, tactical UAV's can offer better picture quality and far longer loiter times than the SPARCS, but this system is less expensive, easier to carry, and provides situational information significantly faster than any squad-based UAV can. There's no word yet, however, as to whether the DoD will explore adding them to its arsenal—it's reportedly already busy testing the company's air-burst mortar rounds. [Stengg via Slash Gear, IEEE]