November 4, 2010

Drone Images Shown on Smartphone With JTRS

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The US Army is working on a plan to send surveillance video images from drones to smartphones. The Joint Tactical Radio System, targeted for launch in 2014, is said to be compatible with commercially available phones and is meant to cut the cost of operation. Tim Owings, deputy program manager for the Army's drone system, says that developing new encryption for the JTRS would allow "pretty darn secure" transmission of data in a very limited area. Let's hope it gets past that stage by the time the system is in place.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 4, 2010 8:40 AM
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