From detecting the placement of improvised explosive devices around battlefields to geological surveying, hyperspectral cameras have found their place in a growing number of military and commercial operations during the past decade, deploying on satellites, manned aircraft and even Predator drones. Now, UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) wants to take this technology to the upper reaches of the atmosphere aboard the remotely piloted Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. Work is underway on a ...

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