Sep 042014
 
 September 4, 2014  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Craig Timberg reports:

Military surveillance aircraft slated to be set aloft over suburban Baltimore this year were originally designed to carry video cameras capable of distinguishing between humans and wheeled vehicles from a distance of at least five kilometers, according to documents the Army has newly released to a privacy group.

But the documents, dated from 2009, contain such heavy redactions that it is unclear how precise the resolution was supposed to be for the video systems on the blimp-like aircraft, nor is it clear how often video capabilities have been deployed on them in other locations. The Army’s North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which will oversee the surveillance system’s three-year exercise in Maryland, said Thursday that it will not carry any video cameras during that time.

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  2 Responses to “Army now says it won’t put cameras on surveillance aircraft in Maryland”

  1. (Maj. Beth R. Smith) said that “absolutely, 100 percent” that JLENS will not have video cameras during its time at Aberdeen Proving Ground.”

    But I could find no reference at all to high speed, high resolution still cameras. Quite a jump to presume no cameras from no video…

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