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U.S. Military Facial Recognition System Could Work From 1 Kilometer Away

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The face recognition system is designed to be used by drones.

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The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is developing a portable facial recognition system that can identify individuals from 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) away.

The Advanced Tactical Facial Recognition at a Distance Technology project demonstrated a working prototype last year; its use could be extended to drones. Long-range face-recognition device manufacturer Secure Planet is developing the system, which must render captured images as pictures that are sufficiently clear for software to identify.

Secure Planet bases its devices on digital single-lens reflex cameras with commercial face-recognition software running on a standard laptop. SOCOM's system must provide clear images despite noise from vibrations and atmospheric turbulence.

From New Scientist 
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