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Small, low flying drones the target of newfangled DARPA defense system

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    Drones flying at or below 1,000ft are the targets of a proposed surveillance system from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

    DARPA said it envisions its Aerial Dragnet program will develop technologies to deliver persistent, wide-area surveillance of all low flying unmanned aircraft via a network of surveillance nodes. These nodes would offer coverage, say of a neighborhood-sized urban area, perhaps mounted on long-endurance unmanned aircraft.

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    “Using sensor technologies that can look over and between buildings, the surveillance nodes would maintain UAS tracks even when the craft disappear from sight around corners or behind objects. The output of the Aerial Dragnet system would be a continually updated common operational picture of the airspace at altitudes below where current aircraft surveillance systems can monitor, disseminated electronically to authorized users via secure data links,” DARPA stated.

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