Getting Osama Bin Laden raid video to Obama in real-time


Helmet-mounted cameras mean live video can be sent direct from the front line back to headquarters.

This technology enabled military and intelligence chiefs to closely monitor the developing situation as US Navy Seals raided Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

President Barack Obama is understood to have seen real-time footage of the approach to the compound but no direct video feed from the operation itself.

Gerald Fairbairn from UK security communications firm Indicomm demonstrates how live footage would have been sent from helmet-mounted cameras.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.