Looking for vehicles
That means the military is looking for ways to reduce the complexity of operating things like UAVs, or targeting opponents, and to offload vital jobs to decision makers, or at least people likely to stay in their positions for awhile.
One result is that if, for example, it is important to scan a local road for enemies, technology is being developed that can enable people to simply use mapping software -- like Google Earth -- to draw a line along the road, and the software will then instruct the UAV to fly directly above it, looking down for enemies. This image reflects how a UAV would surveil the road without needing a highly trained operator to run the vehicle.
June 21, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Naval Postgraduate School
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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