reply to post by Drunkenparrot
Here are the facts of the matter, this does not apply to any type of government drone system. More factually inaccurate hyperbole through the filter
of mass media...
Researchers use spoofing to 'hack' into a flying drone
Todd Humphreys and his colleagues from the Radionavigation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin hacked the GPS system of a drone belonging to
They demonstrated the technique to DHS officials, using a mini helicopter drone, flown over a stadium in Austin, said Fox News, who broke the
....The spoofed drone used an unencrypted GPS signal, which is normally used by civilian planes, says Noel Sharkey, co-founder of the
International Committee for Robot Arms Control.
"It's easy to spoof an unencrypted drone. Anybody technically skilled could do this - it would cost them some £700 for the equipment and that's it,"
he told BBC News.
Edit to add: Military drones like Predator and Reaper use extremely sophisticated inertial navigation systems and autopilot software in conjunction
with GPS. If the aircraft receives contradictory GPS information it recognises there is a problem, defaults to inertial navigation and flies itself
edit on 29-6-2012 by Drunkenparrot because: added content