ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Several combat-proven Army reconnaissance aircraft are being upgraded for deployments in dangerous environments beyond what was encountered in places like Afghanistan. Kris Osborn of The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article
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26 Feb. 2021 -- Army experts at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are refining aerial surveillance technology by upgrading the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) reconnaissance plane.
Much of the work aims at fitting an EMARSS fuselage -- a modified Beechcraft King Air 350ER -- with cameras, sensors, software, antennas, intelligence databases, and electronic equipment.
The goal with EMARSS aircraft was to enable a surveillance aircraft to gather and disseminate valuable intelligence to warfighters in real time with cameras, sensors, communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and a data-link with ground-based intelligence databases.
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