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UAV's Impact on Surveillance Tradecraft
JUN 19, 2012 | 1338 GMT Free Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton discusses the ever-increasing use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their implications for surveillance tradecraft.
Originally posted by Marsoups
Part of it looks like a still-frame but the flags are still waving, that's the bit that confuses me but maybe there's a simple way to add that to the animation..
Well I feel safer now don't you! Wait till tanks are rolling down the streets for our protection man then we will really be safe!...
I haven't read the whole thread and I am not going to because i fear that there will be herd of zombies that have attacked it and claimed there there nothing to worry about the military and police are on our side and this is normal everyday stuff and I will feel the urge to head shoot them...
reply to post by SaneThinking
That's the part that scares me. It doesn't even have to be deliberate. Someone can take one of these and mount a camera, and fly it near an approach path to get a neat picture of a plane landing, and get caught up in the turbulence off the plane, and get sucked into it and damage it. Unless it's a small plane it probably won't cause anything major to happen, but if the pilot reacts wrong, it could theoretically cause something to happen.
This happened even faster than I expected. Caught flying over a ball game in Elgin, Illinois this predator drone appears to be carry armament packages on wing pods.
I feel this is the last straw for freedom in the US, as the government's current plans for 30,000 of these would give them surveillance and attack capabilities everywhere in the US at all times and in nearly all types of weather.
No doubt this is for the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago but what really are they for? How could these possibly deter terrorists?
I find this to be a troubling harbinger of things to come.