Hovering eye in the sky takes Big Brother surveillance mobile

As if flying drones weren't already scary looking enough, now we have a new hovering eye in the sky with a name as imposing as its science-fictiony looks.

The HoverMast is an autonomous hovering platform developed by Sky Sapience and designed to aid in rapid, mobile intelligence gathering. Tethered to a vehicle, the HoverMast can ascend to 160 feet in about 10 seconds and quickly offer information on the surrounding terrain via a wideband data link (the same link provides the device with power). No, this isn't a scan from the pages of Heavy Metal. Yes, this floating cyclops is "the future" of surveillance that is happening right now.

Via sUAS

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