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Experiments in the Nevada desert are using unmanned aircraft to find the exact location of enemy electronic emissions, such as the mobile phone of a terrorist in a fast-moving auto.
U.S. Air Force researchers say they've been able to locate such targets, as well as mobile missile systems, within tens of meters and often in less than a minute, which makes them vulnerable to attack before they can flee surveillance.
Such tasks, until now, were the exclusive purview of classified systems on the Pentagon's small fleets of U-2, RC-135 Rivet Joint and other manned, intelligence-gathering aircraft. With the mission shifting to more versatile, long-endurance UAVs, new technologies are emerging from the black world to become weapons in the war on terrorism, say researchers here.
AWST Aug 16
Originally posted by koji_K
anyone know how fast these things are and what the range is?
Originally posted by Qoelet
Interesting techonolgy. I know the Russians had a remote missle targeting system based on satallite phone transimssion.. with quite a long rage of target aquesition.
Originally posted by SpittinCobra
And I bet these are just going to be used in the War on Terror. How long untill They are used on the war on drugs, or war on the people? This is NOT good at all.