Skynet is set to go live next year, thanks to the Pentagon.
An A-160T Hummingbird robotic helicopter by Boeing will soon be outfitted with a 1.8 gigapixel camera being developed by BAE.
The Hummingbird helicopter can hover at high altitudes for long periods of time, making it perfect for surveillance with this new camera. BAE states the camera will be able to cover 100 square miles at a time, with the ability to have up to 65 separate viewing windows .
The new camera is part of a larger surveillance system called
Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Imaging System (ARGUS-IS).
See our previous post about the Hummingbird here.