Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today’s most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

It’s the age-old problem of finding a needle in a haystack, writ large over the world’s oceans that cover roughly three-quarters of the planet’s surface — a mind-boggling expanse that comprises about 139 million square miles.

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Source:: Military & Aerospace (Naval)

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