- 1 April 2006
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The goal of the Rapid Eye program is to develop a high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft that can be rocket-deployed from the continental United States world-wide within 1-2 hours to perform intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), and communication missions. The enabling technologies are inflatable/folding structures, stable and dense energy storage, and low-oxygen propulsion. Rapid Eye will provide decision makers rapid-reaction Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and persistent communication capability for emerging situations.
*Very* interesting DARPA Rapid Eye Industry Day Conference briefs - thanks Bill Sweetman for a hint