Flying face scanner

Homeland Security Strategies, of New Rochelle, N.Y., will offer facial-recognition technology for its Icarus Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platform. Originally designed to detect roadside bombs and landmines, Icarus can now perform tasks such as aerial observation and countermeasures against improvised explosive devices, buried-object detection, facial recognition, and laser targeting of hostile personnel.

Traveling at high speeds, the system operates silently. The helicopter-type UAV provides Vertical Take-Off and Landing and can fly to altitudes of more than 1,500 feet. A laptop computer- based ground station controls features that include autopilot, auto hover, automatic landing and Global Positioning System tracking, and it provides continuous live wireless streaming audio, video and telemetry feeds.

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