"The mission of the Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance - Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) program is to provide military users a flexible and responsive capability to find, track and monitor events and activities of interest on a continuous basis in areas of interest. The overall objective is to increase situational awareness and understanding enabling an ability to find and fix critical events in a large area in enough time to influence events. ARGUS - IS provides military users an "eyes-on" persistent wide area surveillance capability to support tactical users in a dynamic battlespace or urban environment."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13BahrdkMU8
If this was on PBS, you can bet the latest 'classified' stuff is much more advanced
Funny how the sample image was of Virginia....they'll never use this technology to spy on 'us'