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美国防部测试高空“间谍”气球 斯诺登预言成真

原标题:美国防部测试高空“间谍”气球,监控范围覆盖6个州,斯诺登预言成真

美国军方正在美国中西部6个州,使用高空气球,进行大范围监控测试。

据英国《卫报》爆料,美国联邦通信委员会(Federal Communications Commission)的文件显示,美国军方正在中西部的南达科他、明尼苏达、爱荷华、威斯康星、密苏里、伊利诺伊6个州范围内,使用实验性高海拔气球进行广域范围的监控测试。

根据一份代表内华达山脉公司(Sierra Nevada Corporation)(一家航空航天和国防公司)提交的文件显示,这些气球是为了“提供一个持续的监视系统,来定位和阻止毒品走私和国土安全威胁”(provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats)。

The balloons are carrying hi-tech radars designed to simultaneously track many individual vehicles day or night, through any kind of weather。 The tests, which have not previously been reported, received an FCC license to operate from mid-July until September, following similar flights licensed last year。

气球上装有高科技雷达,可以在任何天气条件下,不分昼夜地同时跟踪许多车辆。这些测试此前从未被报道过。这些测试获得了联邦通讯委员会的许可,测试可以从7月中旬一直持续到9月。去年也有类似的测试行动。

Arthur Holland Michel, the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College in New York, said, “What this new technology proposes is to watch everything at once。 Sometimes it’s referred to as ‘combat TiVo’ because when an event happens somewhere in the surveilled area, you can potentially rewind the tape to see exactly what occurred, and rewind even further to see who was involved and where they came from。”

纽约巴德学院无人机研究中心的联席主任阿瑟·霍兰德·米歇尔说,“这项新技术的目的是要同时观察所有东西。有时它被称为“战斗TiVo”(TiVo是美国数字录象机设备,能帮助人们录下和筛选电视上播放过的节目),因为当一个事件发生在被监视区域的某个地方时,你可以倒带,看看到底发生了什么,甚至可以倒回去,看看谁参与其中,他们来自哪里。”