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While most of the country has been focused on the growing number of drones in this country – both military and civilian – Raytheon has already moved on to the next generation of surveillance. Last month, the company announced that it is developing tiny, near-disposable satellites for use in getting battlefield surveillance quickly.
The satellites, dubbed ‘SeeMe’ would be launched from a jet into orbit, and within a few minutes would be able to provide soldiers on the ground with a zoomed-in, birds-eye view of the battlefield. Those image would be transmitted to current communications devices, and the company is working to develop a way to transmit them to smartphones, as well.
“We’re putting near-real time data where the warfighter needs it – directly into their hands – and providing them with vital, tactical intelligence they can control,” said Raytheon’s Tom Bussing in a press release.