"In late January 2018, the Marine Corps started issuing quadcopter drones to its infantry squads. According to National Defense Magazine, the Corps purchased 800 of the drones in 2017, which DefenseOne says are being sent out to units at rate of about 200 a week.
The Marine Corps infantry squad is a thirteen man unit and the building block of the Marine Corps. Each squad is divided up into three separate fire teams, each commanded by a corporal, with the thirteenth man as the sergeant squad leader. This gives the squad the ability to scout the battlefield without exposing friendly troops to enemy fire."
Makes perfect sense to me. Do they have solar recharging systems too?