UAS Advanced Development:
Originally developed for the U.S. Marine Corps in 1986, Pointer is a man-portable system that provides the capability for troops to see over the next hill with a hand-launched UAV. The System provides color or IR video, from either front or side views, operates using GPS-based AutoNavigation or man-in-the-loop control, and can be recovered in very tight areas using a unique vertical descent AutoLand. Pointer is acknowledged as a standard of measure for small UAV system performance and capability with US Forces. Since its initial deployment, Pointer has been used for light infantry Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) and dismounted warfare and Special Operations.
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