Over the July 4th holiday, the Department of Emergency Services will conduct a technology study at Fort Leonard Wood using wide-area aerial surveillance technology. The study will be deployed from a manned aircraft which will fly at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet and is not expected to cause any disruption to the general public.

Wide-area aerial surveillance technology has been used for major events such as NASCAR races, national conventions, major sporting events and other events that require a high-level of situational awareness. The technology also provides police officers, investigators and other agents with live and recorded wide area surveillance for law enforcement operations.