from the WSJ:
Over a period of three months in 2016, a small aircraft circled above the same parts of West Baltimore that so recently drew the ire of President Trump. Operated by a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems, the plane was equipped with 12 cameras which, at 8,000 feet, could take in 32 square miles of city in minute detail.
This system is an update of one originally designed for the Air Force, which was used in Iraq to provide aerial intelligence to Marines as they rolled into Fallujah, says Ross McNutt, founder and president of Persistent Surveillance Systems. Only this time, it was being used to catch criminals in the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for ensuring the safety of professional football stadiums, and as such, was instrumental in getting a test system installed at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. On the stadium’s exterior, two sensors—each consisting of 16 cameras—peer out at the parking lot that surrounds the stadium and the main road next to it. The cameras have been active 24/7 for 15 months. They have helped stadium security identify and intercept suspicious individuals, CRI founder and president Nathan Crawford says. They retain a month’s worth of recordings at a time.
looks kinda like a Dallmier panomera: