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Mystery drone swarms over in the United States

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Area survey/Multi-spectral analysis. Each drone has one or two sensors and the data are correlated in-situe or later. Drones follow a pattern or have some degree of freedom to converge faster to the distribution of target data.
 

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Area survey/Multi-spectral analysis. Each drone has one or two sensors and the data are correlated in-situe or later. Drones follow a pattern or have some degree of freedom to converge faster to the distribution of target data.
Those sensors would be flown in daylight hours only, since multi spectral requires reflected light in this context.

If this is real (and it's totally doable with off the shelf equipment) I would be looking for someone doing thermal surveys.

There won't be many operators certified for evlos/bvlos at night (maybe none...). The swarming sounds like it is blown out of proportion, so start with those having the required exemptions from the FAA and go from there.
 

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A swarm can be half a dozen of drones only. Each one having 4 to 8 engines spinning at high speed makes for a lot of noise that could multiply their perceived number in the dark.
Multi-spectral only need any spectrum per definition. That it be light, IR, UV, radioactive, reflexion of any impeged signal etc... ;)
 
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Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliot had no answer for where the drones come from or who they belong to, but he has a rough grasp on their flying habits. "They've been doing a grid search, a grid pattern," he told the Denver Post. "They fly one square and then they fly another square."
 

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Yeah, the BBC has it too. Just the same info rehashed and tied to the remote ID proposal from the FAA, which will probably be adopted in Europe.

A very large european defence aerospace firm has already got a 'credit card sized' solution to remote ID and data logging (including transmission of those data logs to a central repository for analysis) and will be pursuing it.
 

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Some 1-percenter testing their end-of-civilization surveillance system.
 

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Looks like it’s being portrayed as a hoax of some kind now.
 
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