As the role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) expands, with platforms ranging in size from small jet fighters to mini-versions launched by hand, sensor payloads are more sophisticated and more compact. Some of the latest payloads weigh as little as several pounds but possess sophisticated imaging and stabilization capabilities that suit them for diverse missions. One area in which payload technology is advancing is persistent surveillance. Developments feature electro-optical systems ...


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