UK defense lab reveals imaging work

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory says new imaging technology will be used by soldiers within five years in a package of surveillance systems that can recognize insurgents or terrorists.

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL; Salisbury, UK) says new imaging technology will be used by soldiers within five years in a package of surveillance systems that can recognize insurgents or terrorists.

DSTL, which develops and tests the latest technologies for the Ministry of Defence, had members of its staff act out insurgent-like behavior, while developers and engineers took on the role of "good guys", pursuing and monitoring them. The surveillance equipment tested in the trial ranged from extremely high-resolution digital cameras to radar and lasers.

The military twist was that these high-tech surveillance techniques are being combined with software that can pick out unusual patterns in behavior - such as two vehicles meeting in a concealed area. The surveillance, DSTL says, will eventually help to "win the battle" against insurgency. For more information, click HERE.

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