30 Jul '14, 11pm

US Army developing 'pocket-sized' video surveillance drone

US Army developing 'pocket-sized' video surveillance drone

NATICK, Mass. (July 21, 2014) -- Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments. The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, or CP-ISR, seeks to develop a mobile Soldier sensor to increase the situational awareness of dismounted Soldiers by providing real-time video surveillance of threat areas within their immediate operational environment. While larger systems have been used to provide over-the-hill ISR capabilities on the battlefield for almost a decade, none of those delivers it directly to the squad level, where Soldiers need the ability to see around the corner or into the next room during combat missions. When Soldiers and small units need to assess the threat in a vil...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/130189/

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