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Monday, April 06, 2015

Photo shows a U.S. Reaper drone carrying "Gorgon Stare" Wide Area Airborne Surveillance System pod in Afghanistan

MQ-9 with Gorgon Stare IIFormerly known as the Wide Area Airborne Surveillance System (WAAS), Gorgon Stare system is a sensor package carried by two pods, one with networking and communications payload, the other with Visible/IR Camera Arrays and Image Processing module.

The package is used to identify and track people, vehicles, and objects in areas of +10 square kilometers.

The U.S. Air Force has recently released a photo which shows an MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan, marshalled before take off on Mar. 20.

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