Intelligence agencies are looking for a cheap, flexible alternative to space-based surveillance
At least two national intelligence-gathering organizations are in the market for a stealthy unmanned aircraft that can give them long-endurance surveillance and huge amounts of communications bandwidth. Specifically, intel collectors want to be able to transmit tens of gigabits of data per second, or more, to their U.S. and allied consumers. The National Reconnaissance Office and Central Intelligence Agency are teaming in a search for long-term surveillance with operationally ...
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