Source: SEALs wore helmet-mounted cameras in bin Laden raid
Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in this hideout compound in Pakistan.
May 13th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Source: SEALs wore helmet-mounted cameras in bin Laden raid

Members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team that attacked Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound were wearing helmet-mounted digital cameras that recorded the mission, a U.S. military official told CNN Friday.

The official described the digital recording as hazy and fast-moving, and subject to poor lighting in the rooms. The source also said it is hard to get clear images from the footage.

"This is not movie-quality stuff," the source said.

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  1. ed Bailey

    If it is as bad as the Blair witch project I don't think I could stand it. No matter how intrigued!!!!!!

    May 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. texn

    the U.S. or cia supported or sided with osama in the 80s, now the seals killed him in a daring raid. and we are celebrating? the JOKE is on us!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jack Bauer

    They will use the footage for the next Call of Duty video game. CAL OF DUTY: PAKISTAN! Never trust the brown bearded guys who smell like opium!

    May 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. garrett howard

    then why use it period?"well lets just hope these cameras work through the raid"??

    May 22, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Leonard Vigil

    NO thermal imaging? Perhaps the GOV should get with SONY and create better cameras for these helmets.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Leonard Vigil

    Or use the thermal imaging cameras that the Command Launch Unit (CLU) on the Javelin weapons system has. When we used it in Iraq we could see everything at night perfectly with detail even in the fog we could see up to 2 miles away. So if your company built the Javelin Weapon system work with SONY and GOV.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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