[EAS]Spies that Fly

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Fri Jun 20 19:46:59 EDT 2003

Subject:   Spies that Fly

(from The Scout Report -- June 20, 2003)

NOVA: Spies that Fly

Spies that Fly is a NOVA episode that originally aired in January
2003. This page of the television broadcast's online companion
provides a fascinating historical account of unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAV's). It will probably come as a surprise that the
earliest UAV listed on this site was flown over four decades before
the first manned airplane took off. From their modest beginnings,
UAV's have evolved into extremely high tech instruments; the
six-inch Black Widow UAV is one of the most extraordinary items
described online. The Web site also shows some of the records for
UAV technology. This site is also reviewed in the June 20, 2003 NSDL
MET Report <http://scout.wisc.edu/nsdl-reports/met/2003/met-030620.html>.

Be sue to peruse the item on former CIA photo analyst Dino Brugioni
<http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/spiesfly/brugioni.html> with some
famous 1962 shots from a U-2 of Cuban missile installations, photos
that it was Brugioni's job to analyze at the time.  --PJK

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