British soldiers and anti-terrorist police may soon be using a new James Bond-style spy camera hidden in a gadget the size of a cricket ball.
The ball can be thrown at enemy suspects and will then send back pictures of their movements using wireless technology, the Daily Mirror said.
It was first successfully used by Israeli forces during the Gaza conflict last month.
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Defence and police chiefs in Britain are considering adopting the camera for use in their surveillance operations.
A military source told the Daily Mirror: “This has apparently been used to great effect by Israeli forces against Hamas in Gaza. It could well be used by our forces when they come across an enemy in built-up areas.
“British forces are constantly looking at ways in which they can improve their chances against an increasingly sophisticated urban guerrilla in the war against terror.”