The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has worked to develop surveillance technology to be mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle and capture high-resolution video from 17,500 feet above ground, Business Insider reported Tuesday.
Paul Szoldra of military-focused entertainment firm We Are The Mighty writes that the Autonomous Real-Team Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Infrared system works to produce real-time images at 1.8 gigapixels.
He notes that the U.S. Air Force‘s Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod installed on the MQ-9 Reaper UAV was deployed in July as part of the ARGUS program.
ARGUS-IR, an ongoing program under DARPA’s information innovation office, operates to provide 130 video streams to track identified targets across a wide field of view.
That technology was the subject of a PBS documentary aired last year, Szoldra writes.