Thursday, 8 November 2012

Field And Forget

Since the American government went ahead and cleared it for 30,000 drones to be used in US air space they also need some help from the ground. 
Tens of thousands of high-tech hidden ground sensors been deployed across the nation.

Known as Unattended Ground Sensors these “field and forget” systems for “persistent surveillance” they are disguised as rocks and other objects so they can be hidden in plain sight or they can even be buried in the ground.
They can detect, identify and track people or vehicles while having only the slightest chance of ever being detected.

Feeling paranoid yet?

They run on solar power and can transmit information for decades to spy drones and satellites. You might find these fake rocks all over Afghanistan if you look carefully enough. Thousands have been deployed and with each new generation and improvement more get sent over.

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is currently using over 7,500 of the sensors  along the Mexican border to spot wet backs trying to get into the US.

Lt. Col. Matt Russell, says "these sensors are easily hidden and can pick up wheels or footprints."

The latest version of the sensors can spot people from 800 meters away and vehicles from 2,100 meters.

Don't assume the fake rock in yer nieghbour's garden is their crafty but obvious way of hiding their spare key, you may be being watched.