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New UAV Sensor Designed To Identify Pirate Craft

April 11 2012


The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will soon start airborne testing of a new sensor designed to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels.

The Multi-Mode Sensor Seeker (MMSS) combines high-definition cameras, mid-wave infrared sensors and laser-radar (LADAR) technology. The seeker will be mounted on Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, according to an ONR release.

The advanced automatic target recognition software should enable the Fire Scout to autonomously identify...

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