The military is installing a $1.5 million surveillance camera, the latest addition to its fleet of surveillance devices, at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where a $200 million upgrade was announced last week.
But it’s not all sunshine and roses, the Pentagon says.
The camera will be placed on top of a Pentagon fence and will cost an estimated $1 million.
That’s a little more than $20 per square foot.
But that figure includes installation costs and other costs.
For example, the $1-million cost for the camera will not include the installation of sensors that will help it detect and measure movement of other vehicles and humans.
“The installation will require the installation and activation of sensors in the field,” according to a statement from the Pentagon.
“This installation will not require a ground crew or any additional personnel,” the statement continued.
“The installation of the surveillance camera is not a requirement for access to certain restricted areas.
The installation of this camera is also not required for personnel to work inside the installation or access the building.”
The cameras will not be placed anywhere near the Pentagon’s entrances or the entrances to the Joint Services Information Operations Center.
Instead, the cameras will be installed near the base’s main entrance, the one where the base is open to the public.
And if the installation is not going to be easy, it is going to take some time, the statement added.
According to the Pentagon, the new cameras will only be installed for “the foreseeable future” and they are expected to be installed by June 30.
As of July, the Army had installed nearly 2,200 surveillance cameras.
The Navy had installed more than 4,400.
But it’s still unclear when the Army will be installing cameras for the Pentagon cameras.
On Tuesday, the Defense Department announced that it would be putting the cameras in place “within the next month or so.”
That is a big jump from last week, when the military said it would put the cameras “within a month or two.”
But Pentagon officials said the move did not mean that they would install the cameras on military installations, but only within “designated locations.”
The Pentagon said in a statement that it was still “evaluating the effectiveness of the technology in providing information to the Armed Forces.”
The Army, Navy and Marine Corps have all put cameras in the past year at some locations.