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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:34 PM

Next Generation of Surveillance


Published on Jan 27, 2013

1 million terabytes a day saved forever.

The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.

The U.S. Army, along with
Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft
called the "Hummingbird." It's is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and
landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to
Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an
altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of
ground surface








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dcmfox Jan 2013 OP
loudsue Jan 2013 #1
dcmfox Jan 2013 #2
zeemike Jan 2013 #3
DissidentVoice Jan 2013 #4
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #14
DissidentVoice Jan 2013 #15
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #16
DissidentVoice Jan 2013 #18
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #5
formercia Jan 2013 #6
Bill USA Jan 2013 #7
wxgeek7 Jan 2013 #8
sulphurdunn Jan 2013 #9
ronatchig Jan 2013 #17
20score Jan 2013 #10
triplepoint Jan 2013 #11
midnight Jan 2013 #12
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #13

Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:51 PM

1. This is terrifying.

Simply awful shit.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:07 PM

2. yes it is

I can't imagine the next 30 years.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:24 PM

3. Even George Orwell never foresaw this.

Bog brother can not only watch everything you do, but can record and store it for later use.
Freedom is dead.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:43 PM

4. I see it almost every day

Living in a border city, I see shit like this happening all too frequently.

DHS has UAV's, and cameras pointing across the border at Canada.

A couple of years ago, a bunch of cranky, contrary Canadians got together and gave one of the border cameras a good image...they all stood together in a park near the border and mooned the camera. As far as I know the local police declined to prosecute anyone.

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Response to DissidentVoice (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:35 AM

14. When I was assigned to DGS1 10 years at Langley AFB, I had no idea that we'd get to this point today

We were just flying Predators over Iraq for Southern Watch and later for the war.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:04 AM

15. A lot of fighter units have been reassigned with this mission

I know of the 174th Fighter Wing, NY ANG, that has been reassigned with the drone mission...they lost their F-16's.

Who knows if they're using them domestically...I don't.

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Response to DissidentVoice (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:35 AM

16. I needed a TS/SCI just to work at that squadron

I wonder if they've relaxed the clearance requirements due to the expansion.

There were just three active DGS units back I served. God knows how many there are now and what they're doing.

I'm not very comfortable with domestic Ops.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:54 PM

18. I'm not comfortable with domestic ops either

However, since I was in the ANG (comms puke), with our State role and all, I could have been called up for riot quelling or something like that. Thank God, I never was (governors mostly look to the ARNG for that).

We were much more concerned with NORAD.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:35 PM

5. I, for one, welcome our Military Industrial overlords. Hail CEOs!

 

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:04 PM

6. The one thing the UAV will never do:

Read your Mind.

Of course, the solution to that is to kill everyone at your location.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:08 PM

7. see Nova's "Rise of the Drones" program. very good show on the rapid developement of UAVs

The engineer who developed the 1.8 Billion pixel camera shows some of it's capabilities - like zooming in on any one of about 64 segments of the entire 1.8 Bil pixel picture. you can distinguish a bird flying around a scene from about 5 to 6 miles away or a person waring their arms around in a parking lot. (Also the computer which is incorporated with the camera identifies and tracks discrete objectts in the field of view!) This camera is small enough to fbe carried by a predator sized drone.


Rise of the Drones

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:25 PM

8. movie comes to mind

The movie, "Enemy of the State", comes to mind while watching this video.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:50 PM

9. Maybe there's

a way to blind them. Did I just say that? Forgive me big brother! I don't know what came over me. I am a loyal citizen, a loyal citizen! I love surveillance drones, they protect me from bad terrorists. I pledge allegiance...

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:47 AM

17. Invest in a

umbrella. lol Everyone opposed to govs eye in sky tech. that is . there must be a bunch of low tech ways to waste their money.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:42 PM

10. Terrible people ushering in Big Brother.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:54 PM

11. Where There's a Will...There's a Way...

 

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Spoofers are a new problem for GPS-guided drones, allowing hackers to trick navigation systems with false information. Humphreys and the team have designed a device costing less than $1,000 that sends out a GPS signal stronger than the ones coming down from orbiting satellites. At first, the rogue signal mimics the official one in order to trick the drone, and once it’s accepted new commands can be sent to the UAV. Naturally, Humphreys highlights the associated risks of such a device, saying that in the wrong hands drones could be turned into missiles. Right now drones can’t be used in US airspace on a wide basis, but Congress has asked the FAA to come up with regulations that would allows drones to fly over the United States by 2015. That could lead to usage in law enforcement, as well as by power companies and delivery firms. The US government says its aware of the potential dangers of spoofing, and officials from the FAA and Department of Homeland Security have seen Humphreys’ demonstration first hand. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly has a program in place to try and solve the problem of GPS interference, but it’s aimed at trying to deal with jammed signals, not spoofed ones.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:42 PM

12. Use this tech with chips and we could always be in touch with our lost dogs, children, etc.

I see this tech being sold for security.

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Response to dcmfox (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:37 AM

13. No Where To Run - No Where to Hide

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