Heron-Drohnen für die Bundespolizei / "Gorgon Stare": capable of capturing motion imagery of an entire city

[Faz / 04.01.2013] Drohnen sind etwas, das über Afghanistan fliegt. Doch der Bundesinnenminister wünscht sich den Einsatz solcher Überwachungsinstrumente auch in Deutschland.
Es wäre im Neujahrsfeiertaumel fast untergegangen: Bundesinnenminister Hans-Peter Friedrich hat angekündigt, Heron-Drohnen für die Bundespolizei zu nutzen. Das sind große, Flugzeugen ähnliche unbemannte Flugroboter.  

Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US
[eff / 05.12.2012] The records show that the Air Force has been testing out a bunch of different drone types, from the smaller, hand-launched Raven, Puma and Wasp drones designed by Aerovironment in Southern California, to the much larger Predator and Reaper drones responsible for civilian and foreign military deaths abroad. The Marine Corps is also testing drones, though it chose to redact so much of the text from its records that we still don't know much about its programs.

The capabilities of these drones can be astounding.

Perhaps the scariest is the technology carried by a Reaper drone the Air Force is flying near Lincoln, Nevada and in areas of California and Utah. This drone uses "Gorgon Stare" technology, which Wikipedia defines as “a spherical array of nine cameras attached to an aerial drone . . . capable of capturing motion imagery of an entire city.” This imagery “can then be analyzed by humans or an artificial intelligence, such as the Mind's Eye project” being developed by DARPA. If true, this technology takes surveillance to a whole new level.

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