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Drones over US to get weaponized – so far, non-lethally

24.05.2012 10:12

American police officers may soon be able to use unmanned aircraft not only for surveillance, but also for offensive action. The drones may be equipped to fire rubber rounds and tear gas.

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mergon 31.01.2014 13:11

Yes you can see it now as some coked up new wave operator decides to release an EMP wave over a busy highway and causing chaos as all of the engines cut out!
Or perhaps we could have tear gas released over a demonstration and no one would held responsible !
The list is as endless as the the applications are for the drones !


Radha Santadharma 17.01.2014 02:25

That 11.3 KG limit will prevent automatic weapons and missiles, since the laws of momentum would cause the drone to go the opposite way of the bullet or missile.

Ru bber bullets don't need that much gunpowder, and tear gas canisters released without causing a drone to crash.

One does not need an RC copter or plane to down a drone. All one needs is all the channel frequencies that USmil has bought for its drones. Or, do it the hard way and get a RF detector to scope out the channels. That's what the Hezbollah did in Iran.

BTW the writer of the article is biased against hackers. This article is propaganda.


David 24.10.2013 20:48

A hacker's dream come true!!

Anonymous user 18.03.2013 00:53

there are sea sharks, land sharks, and now sky sharks. but they all fear the mighty BANG STICK.

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