U.S. Capitol Police being equipped with Army persistent surveillance packages

U.S. Capitol Police being equipped with Army persistent surveillance packages
Fox 5 D.C. video

[Ed. – Interestingly, it is now impossible to find basic descriptive info online on the PSSG-M package – at least when searching on the obvious terms.  This is guaranteed to NOT be because it’s so terribly top secret.  It’s just an Army surveillance system.  Descriptions of other persistent surveillance systems still come up in searches.  At any rate, PSSG-M would entail (presumably mobile) sensors mounted at/near ground level for terrain surveillance, linked by a command/control set.  It may well include robots.  It’s not about something humans walk around wearing or carrying.]

U.S. Capitol Police will start using Army surveillance equipment to monitor Americans as part of a larger effort to improve security and turn the force into “an intelligence-based protective agency” in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Last week, the USCP took possession of eight Persistent Surveillance Systems Ground – Medium (PSSG-M) units, fulfilling a request that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved on June 2. The units capture high-definition video and include night vision, but do not feature facial recognition capabilities. …

The same technology was used by troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to observe large areas day and night.

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