From tactical to practical, unmanned aircraft systems are becoming a more constant presence in our everyday lives, and one of the reasons for this is that they are expendable to varying degrees. Flying a camera equipped drone through a barrage of fireworks is just another indication of this, albeit a spectacular one.
Losing a $3,000 quad-copter and a $1,000 DSLR is a lot cheaper than losing a $2M Bell Jet Ranger. This is no different for military applications, but we will save that discussion for another day seeing as it is July 4th. So just sit back and enjoy the fireworks like you have never seen them before: