njkThe Extreme Access Pocket Flyer, developed by Massachusetts-based startup CyPhy Works, features a 360 degree high-resolution panoramic camera and is just 7 inches long when fully configured. The drone also features wireless communications relay technology and enjoys “virtually unlimited flight time” as a result of being tethered to a microfilament battery that provides power. The company was recently awarded a contract by the US Air Force to develop a version of the drone to be used in search and rescue missions such as in collapsed buildings. However, CyPhy Works CEO Helen Greiner envisages the project being expanded so that the drone will eventually be available to law enforcement authorities. “The initial targeted users of the Pocket Flyer are Air Force Pararescuemen, Special Forces units, and Federal Emergency Management Agency teams,” reports Ars Technica. “But the company sees a much larger market long-term. “Just like a camera, the best drone is the one you have with you,” Greiner said in a prepared statement on the contract. “The market potential is one for every soldier, marine, police officer, SWAT team member, and many other jobs that expose people to danger.” More