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Air Force to Unleash ‘Gorgon Stare’ on Squirting Insurgents

Air Force to Unleash ‘Gorgon Stare’ on Squirting Insurgents

BY NOAH SHACHTMAN
02.19.0910:48 AM

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..

Read more: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/02/gorgon-stare/