The U.S. Air Force’s 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group and 9th Security Forces Squadron have partneredÂ to testÂ anÂ artificial drone technology designed to map infrastructure. USAFÂ said SaturdayÂ that theÂ HivemapperÂ airborne video map program currently in beta testing atÂ Beale Air Force Base in CaliforniaÂ works to record imageryÂ and helps an unmanned aerial system toÂ trackÂ change detection throughÂ visualization and analytic tools.
The mapping technology has the potential to help civil engineersÂ collect imagery ofÂ military base construction and maintenance projects, the service branch noted.Â The 3DÂ platform is equipped with recovery and safety features for civilian users.
“With deployments across the Air Force, the Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Special Operations Command to name a few, the Hivemapper team continues to learn and grow with the Air Force to deliver capabilities in demand by airmen in the field,â Hivemapper CEO Ariel Seidman said.
The Hivemapper-Beale AFB partnership seeks to introduce theÂ mapping platform to other installations.