posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 07:17 PM
a reply to: Sammamishman
Probably a far more pressing concern at airports in the UK and around the globe today is not drones but Laser pointers which are freely available on
the internet and even in novelty shop's, pilots recently in the headlines have been blinded by them, children have caused damage to there own retina's
as well when well meaning but uninformed adult's have bought the kid's these items thinking they were just glorifyed torches (have you ever known a
little boy not to look into his torch).
One extremely concerning incident.
But was this just idiot kid's or a terrorist trying to cause a crash?.
Drone's though pose a very serious issue as they are getting larger, faster, quieter and smarter.
Strap some explosive's or a chemical or biological weapon on them and you have a very dangerous delivery system for short range stand off
There is also another danger with MIlitary drone's, due to there vulnerability to enemy jaming and hacking these drone's are growing smarter with new
generation artificial intelligence and are actually growing more and more like the drones from the terminator movies in there concept?, where will
Drone fighters jet's for instance can in theory move with no regard for a pilot so can push the air frame far beyond human tollerance potentially
outmanouvering any manned aircraft and performing combat moves that no human ever could as well as being potentiall far more accurate and lethal than
there human counterpart but to stop this ever growing march toward a machine based military would require a new and strictly adhered too global
weapons' ban and treaty which of course would only end up being circumvented and sidestepped or simply ignored by rogue state's in the future.
So I am afraid they are here to stay and the only way to combat them is with better anti drone drone's, a drone to kill a drone, perhaps an AI guided
drone using a derivative of this net technology could be one solution but the shoulder mounted launcher is frankly laughable, better using trained
birds of prey like the dutch police are doing.
edit on 7-3-2016 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)