First off, let me apologize for bringing yet another drone thead into existence; I only thought it appropriate since lately there has been an
uneasiness about the matter and it continues to linger. I searched to see if the matter was covered already and only found
How to avoid being detected by Helicopters
, but if it has been covered then MODS
please, by all means, close this thread.
At work today I realized that on every news site I went to there is a story about a tipsheet, apparently created by Al-Quida (if you consider them
real or not), on how to avoid detection and how to decieve drones.
The instruction to camouflage cars is one of 22 tips on how to avoid drones, listed on a document left behind by the Islamic extremists as they
fled northern Mali from a French military intervention last month. A Xeroxed copy of the document, which was first published on a jihadist forum two
years ago, was found by The Associated Press in a manila envelope on the floor of a building here occupied by al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb.
The tipsheet reflects how Al Qaeda's chapter in North Africa anticipated a military intervention that would make use of drones, as the
battleground in the war on terror worldwide is shifting from boots on the ground to unmanned planes in the air. The presence of the document in Mali,
first authored by a Yemeni, also shows the coordination between Al Qaeda chapters, which security experts have called a source of increasing
While some of the tips are outdated or far-fetched, taken together, they suggest the Islamists in Mali are responding to the threat of drones with
sound, common-sense advice that may help them to melt into the desert in between attacks, leaving barely a trace.
The tips in the document range from the broad (No. 7, hide from being directly or indirectly spotted, especially at night) to the specific (No 18,
formation of fake gatherings, for example by using dolls and statues placed outside false ditches to mislead the enemy.) The use of the mats appears
to be a West African twist on No. 3, which advises camouflaging the tops of cars and the roofs of buildings, possibly by spreading reflective
The list continues.
Now being the curious type and certainly wanting to be a survivor in the times of chaos I searched for the list and found it. However, I am not sure
if it is the actual list or not (seeing how the media is notorious for changing information), please if someone has one that differs feel free to post
1 – It is possible to know the intention and the mission of the drone by using the Russianmade "sky grabber" device to infiltrate the drone's
waves and the frequencies. The device is available in the market for $2,595 and the one who operates it should be a computerknow-how.
2 – Using devices that broadcast frequencies or pack of frequencies to disconnect the contacts and confuse the frequencies used to control the
drone. The Mujahideen have had successful experiments using the Russian-made "Racal."
3 – Spreading the reflective pieces of glass on a car or on the roof of the building.
4 – Placing a group of skilled snipers to hunt the drone, especially the reconnaissance ones because they fly low, about six kilometers or less.
5 – Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-meter copper pole.
6 – Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using old equipment and keeping them 24 hour running because of their strong frequencies
and it is possible using simple ideas of deception of equipment to attract the electronic waves devices similar to that used by the Yugoslav army when
they used the microwave (oven) in attracting and confusing the NATO missiles fitted with electromagnetic searching devices.
7 – Using general confusion methods and not to use permanent headquarters.
8 – Discovering the presence of a drone through well-placed reconnaissance networks and to warn all the formations to halt any movement in the
9 – To hide from being directly or indirectly spotted, especially at night.
10 – To hide under thick trees because they are the best cover against the planes.
11 – To stay in places unlit by the sun such as the shadows of the buildings or the trees.
12 – Maintain complete silence of all wireless contacts.
13 – Disembark of vehicles and keep away from them especially when being chased or
14 – To deceive the drone by entering places of multiple entrances and exits.
15 – Using underground shelters because the missiles fired by these planes are usually of
the fragmented anti-personnel and not anti-buildings type.
16 – To avoid gathering in open areas and in urgent cases, use building of multiple doors or exits.
17 – Forming anti-spies groups to look for spies and agents.
18 – Formation of fake gatherings such as using dolls and statutes to be placed outside
false ditches to mislead the enemy.
19 – When discovering that a drone is after a car, leave the car immediately and everyone should go in different direction because the planes are
unable to get after everyone.
20 – Using natural barricades like forests and caves when there is an urgent need for training or gathering.
21 – In frequently targeted areas, use smoke as cover by burning tires.
22 – As for the leaders or those sought after, they should not use communications equipment because the enemy usually keeps a voice tag through
which they can identify the speaking person and then locate him.
Now all of these sites claim that the subject is aimed towards Mali and how al-quida is using these suggestions for the struggles there and some do
seem to be very "out-dated" and "far fetched". However, I find it rather strange that it is being harped on so much, especially in the USA, as if
they want the population to know them as well.
With all this talk and protest about the Government's obvious shift in power-abuse
, the gun bans, Obama's asking of troops to fire upon US
civilians, again all the drone talk, etc. I want to bring up the question of Why is this information being revealed to the public here in the
In any place for that matter.
Thoughts please, and please be polite.
Thank you for your time.
edit on 22-2-2013 by EL1A5 because: (no reason given)
edit on 22-2-2013 by EL1A5 because: (no reason given)