Parrot are famous for the AR Drone, the first quadcopter you could fly from your smartphone and which gave many their first experience of ‘first person flying’ via an iPhone screen. The AR Drone is basically a toy, but an extremely popular one with perhaps half a million sold last year.

Now they’re back at CES with a fixed wing drone which is less of a toy and more of a tool: 45 minute endurance at high speed. This is exactly the sort of technology that will feed into small, cheap┬ámilitary drones…