Because it allows the private sector to help us win the War on Terror with the coolest toys ever:
It is the size of a cigarette packet and it could provide soldiers of the future with battleground intelligence at the flick of a joy stick.
The PD-100 Black Hornet 'nanocopter' is a long way from the remote control whirlybirds favoured by anorak-wearing model aeroplane enthusiasts.
[...] Weighing in at just 0.5g, the tiny servos mean the PD-100 is even smaller than a toy battery helicopter.
Powered by an electric motor, the microcopter has 4in rotor blades, carries a tiny digital camera and flies at speeds of up to 20mph.
It has been tested successfully inside and outside in very light winds.
'The helicopter can be carried in a pocket and launched within seconds to give immediate situational awareness,' said Petter Muren, boss of manufacturers Prox Dynamics.
'It will be valuable in situations where a closer look at a hostile area or inside a contaminated building is crucial.
[...] If anything were to happen to the aircraft whether due to flat batteries, a crash or even a rolled-up newspaper, no matter - several cheap replacements could easily be carried.
The standard package will come with three aircraft, a pocket controller and a charger.