The Army’s new surveillance drone, the Hummingbird/ARGUS combo

The Army’s planning to deploy a new drone, the A-160 Hummingbird robot helicopter.  It’s got a long loiter time, allowing it to stay in the air for up to 20 hours at a time, making it invaluable for prolonged scouting missions.  But they’re also adding on an interesting system, dubbed the ARGUS, which is a package of 92 5-megapixel sensors capable of monitoring up to 36 square miles at a time.  And, because it’s got multiple sensors on board, it can also be used to track multiple targets at once, allowing one drone to keep track of an entire combat zone.

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