posted on Nov, 10 2011 @ 11:16 PM
We had some UAVs for personel like this in testing in Afghanistan. Really nice and robust , hard to break , and could fall from any altitude and not
break. Was Spherical like that with 3 cameras on it and was operated by one soldier and it followed us by GPS automatically and the camera would focus
directly ahead of us , so we could easily see what was a half a mile or so ahead of us. Battery lasted 192 hours with solar charging while in flight ,
super quiet. Was told to keep it quiet , but wasnt classified or anything.
It also did a zigzag pattern above us so it didnt ever give our position away exactly , and it used a clear transparent material that reflected light
above the UAV , so you couldnt see it unless you were above it , and it was partially transparent , and when you saw it , it was still hard to see
because it was just round and just sorta blended in to every thing.
Really nice stuff. Had High Def Camera , and a Thermal Imager , as well as a Guidance camera that you flew the aircraft with , the High def was for
viewing actual terrain and points of interest and he carried a pad about the size of a ..... ipad for viewing , and you could move the the aircraft
around through the GPS by touch screen , by clicking on a grid point and it would go there , and you had a xbox controller to manually control it ,
but a finger print would move it to a grid , and it followed you in a search pattern automatically any way.
Really neat toy. Was #in awesome , i hated it when they took it back.