Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Drones used on Al-Qaeda used on Americans.

The government recently issued 300 Federal Aviation Permits for low level flying drones to be used by law enforcement officers to find missing persons and people hiding in deep underbrush. The infrared see-in-the-dark technology allows them to be used night or day.     
            Law enforcement is also lobbying for radar transponders and clearance in populated areas to avoid collisions with low flying aircraft.
            The same technology used to take out Al-Qaida is now being used by local law enforcement officers on American Citizens. Sheriff Deputies are deploying them from the trunk of their cars. This has raised considerable controversy and privacy questions.

They disabled the second video so I posted another one...
US to supply ‘Shadow’ drones to Pakistan: Defense officials
[Ed. Note: India is very nervous about this. India has Drones in the air now, provided by Israel. One of the first Drones India purchased was a Harrop Suicide Drone (see below for video). They have more advanced Drones in the air also. The US supplying Pakistan with the Shadow Drone is the first step to either being supplied with more advanced systems, or Pakistan altering the Shadow Drone to carry weapons. Here's what is in the planning stages by the US Military for the Shadow Drone, make it a Killer Drone, read below.]
New DOD Effort Arms Low-Flying Unmanned Aircraft With Precision Weapons
The Defense Department is planning a new pilot program to arm low-flying unmanned aircraft with precision weapons, a move to emulate strike capabilities of higher-flying Predator UAVs that Pentagon officials believe could point toward an entire class of small, unmanned systems capable of killing targets they locate. U.S. Special Operations Command will launch in fiscal year 2009 a technology demonstration effort to equip Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles with laser-guided munitions, according to Pentagon officials. . .“We’re going to weaponize Shadow for SOCOM,” John Wilcox, director of the joint concept technology demonstrations office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Advanced Systems and Concepts shop, disclosed.
“We’re also going to look at weaponizing
a couple more small UAVs.” With one-to-five-pound weapons, these tiny killers could take out high-value targets — “or hold a target at risk until bigger and better operational platforms with more ordnance get onto the battlefield.” 

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