American armed forces rarely ask for help from civilians, but sometimes they simply do not have the strength. That is why the US Air Force has asked ESPN to help with the analysis of the recordings made by the drones.
The American Air Force uses hundreds of drones, which, when performing missions around the world, record tons of video. Only in 2011, there were as many as 327,384 hours of recordings, of which military analysis alone can not cope. And many of these recordings can be very important and you need to analyze them quickly.
The Army decided that it was best for ESPN, which has to analyze every day a huge number of video recordings from various sports games because it has the technology and knowledge to quickly process the collected data.
David Deptula, former Air Force general, said that Army representatives will work with ESPN to improve their skills and gain experience in training.