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Creepy Government Observation Trucks Debut

September 9, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
September 9, 2011 via The Mobile Unit Surveillance Tower (MUST) is the latest development in creepy mobile surveillance towers going up in mall parking lots, train stations, and large gatherings.  The MUST is made by Terrahawk, LLC and are "Designed for ease of deployment when the mission is critical." It has a vantage point of 25 feet and can be deployed in under 2 minutes without leaving the vehicle. It is designed to be either manned or unmanned. 

The manned version includes climate control, wind speed indicator up to 40 mph, a computer, and scissor lift controls.  The unmanned version would come equipped with digital or thermal vision camera systems, computers, and communications.
terrahawk_must_inside_lift_camera.pngThe MUST developers claim that these are designed for deployment in mall parking lots, sporting events, and military or police scenarios.  The police credit these systems with helping to reduce crime, but in order to fully deter criminals there would have to be a video camera on every corner and lamp post.  Very creepy indeed.


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