Wednesday, July 21, 2010

UK's Watchkeeper drone 'can see footprints through cloud'

UK military robot spyplanes due to be fielded in Afghanistan within two years are fitted with radar so sensitive, according to its makers, that it can detect not only individual people moving about on the ground - but even the footprints they leave in the dirt. The aerial spy drones can often finger gunmen and bomb-planters before they act - either warning nearby Coalition ground forces of danger, or calling in a strike from armed aircraft.

IMO: Such drones are the the path to the future in wars like the one in Afghanistan - as I have said for years now. Also, it can be cheaper in financial costs and lives.

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