Below is an except from the July issue.
Early wide-area motion imaging (WAMI) systems developed by the U.S. military have been large and expensive to procure, operate, and maintain, and they had a very large processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) analyst footprint, explains John Marion, president of Logos Technologies LLC in Fairfax, Va. As a result, many concluded that WAMI is difficult and expensive,but that has changed in recent years. Logos Technologies’ Redkite, for example, “is a more capable system at 20 pounds than was Constant Hawk when it deployed at over 1,000 pounds,” he says.
“The community is starting to appreciate the value of WAMI,” Marion says. “There was a bit of a learning curve, but there is a widening awareness of what WAMI can add to force protection, event security, disaster relief, and asset protection. These assets could range from protecting a nuclear power plant to protecting rhinos from poachers.”