Air Force to Unleash ‘Gorgon Stare’ on Squirting InsurgentsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 15:46
Air Force to Unleash ‘Gorgon Stare’ on Squirting Insurgents
BY NOAH SHACHTMAN
The award for best — and creepiest — military name of the week? No contest, that’s "Gorgon Stare," the Air Force’s $150 million project to outfit its latest spy drones with super high-powered cameras.
By next year, 10 Reaper unmanned aircraft should have a Gorgon Stare sensor, which will film an area, two-and-a-half miles around, from 12 different angles.
"Gorgon Stare will allow a combat controller on the ground, a commander at headquarters and an intelligence officer back in the U.S. all to choose a different angle from the same Reaper," according to Air Force Times‘ Michael Hoffman..