About Airborne IED detection?
|June 6th, 2012||#1|
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Airborne IED detection? info
I had a thought this morning about a technology... I'm unsure as to whether it is already out there, but if not, then it's something I'd like your opinions on.
At it's most basic, it is a unmanned aerial vehicle which has the ability to detect IEDs, theoretically using the same technology as the man on the ground with the handheld device.
Let me know what you all think?
|June 6th, 2012||#2|
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You mean like the Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Minefield Detection System (ASTAMIDS) or Airborne, Wide Area Persistent Surveillance System (AWAPSS) or Compact Airborne Acoustic Device (CAAD) or............
There are several systems out there.
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|June 7th, 2012||#4|
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I will point out that Airborne Detonation of IEDs is the way to go.
FAE (Fuel Air Explosive) used to be the tool for this function back before the new wars in OIF and OEF.
In a way there may be detection after the fact because once the IED detonates Detection of the IED may come from the blast of the Detonation.
If there was a hand-held device that found IEDs, well, that would be a rather nice took to have, a very nice took to have on hand as a matter of fact.
And still needing someone on the ground to RSP IEDs after any would-be Airborne Unit found a device would be depressing, to say the least.
Seeing how the Drone Drivers many miles removed from the battlefield would get all the credit for finding the thing in the first place, but EOD would still do all the work after the find.
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