Capt. Stuart Shippee proposing from near space to his girlfriend Marie Lisman. (Video: BloonStu/YouTube)
Aeryon Scout UAV Used by Libyan Rebels
While NATO countries fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) high above Libya, none of these UAVs, or the vital intelligence they provide, was available to the Libyans fighting to free their country -- they were fighting blind. So, they got one of their own. The Libyan rebels have been using the Aeryon Scout Micro UAV to acquire intelligence on enemy positions and to coordinate their resistance efforts. This video gives sample photos and video from both the Scout's daylight and thermal payloads.