Singapore tests decentralised UAV imagery distribution system
The Singapore Armed Forces are currently trialling a decentralised UAV imagery distribution system, which allows troops in the field to access real-time video data from Republic of Singapore Air Force Heron 1 UAVs.
Known as the Mobile Imagery Intelligence Dissemination System (MIDS), troops with laptops can directly access and view images from the Heron Mk 1 via a secured and encrypted 4G network.
Previously, such intelligence was limited to the command post and a physical infrastructure set-up.
MIDS was developed in collaboration with the UAV Command and unspecified local partners; it was introduced in August.
The system was rolled out as part of a dual UAV operating concept in Exercise Wallaby, held in Queensland, Australia.
It was used by army intelligence forces operating the Veloce-15 UAV, who could track targets picked up by the Heron 1 from closer ranges.
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