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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