|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):|
However, most law enforcement aircraft that I've seen equipped with a FLIR (Forward-looking Infrared) system use a pod with a dome that houses a camera that swivels on a gimbal...sure it knocks a few knots off the top cruise, but it works.
That works great for tactical "live" situations, but developing a large scale IR
map of an area has its uses. For example it is one method to locate drug operations.
|Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):|
Actually, I think it was originally used for tactical flannel drops and Molson replenishment in remote locations.
You know, if we went up there and got cases of the good Molson, then drop it after we cross the border, before we clear customs, and use a GPS to go back to it later...