In n July 2012, the US Army will deploy 3 Boeing A160 Hummingbird drones to Afghanistan. A rotor-based aircraft capable of vertical take-offs and landings. What's more, the craft will be affixed with the DARPA-developed ARGUS-IS imaging system -- which boasts a 1.8 gigapixel camera the Army says can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet." Eventually, domestic cops will employ this technology > REMEMBER TO SMILE WHEN YOU LOOK UP.
This Massive Camera Will Capture the Entire Southern Sky | The Large Synoptic Sky Survey will find countless objects and phenomena, near and far, never seen before. [Future Space Technologies: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-space/]