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Army's new Watchkeeper drone patrols UK skies

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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by VoidHawk

The quote "if you are doing wrong you have nothing to fear" only seems to apply to the public and not the politicians who we know swindled the tax payers with their expenses and probably continue to do so.

What worries me is that these drones are capable of being armed and used against the public of this country. Fine we hear they are for protecting our troops, which is admirable if it saves lives (I won't go into the moral argument of the Afganistan war) but some 30 years ago, no one would ever have dreamed that the police here would become such bullies and turn from protecting the public to protecting the institutions from legitimate public disgust and protest, but it has happened and it could well happen again with the use of drones.

With the trouble in Northern Ireland never really going away and now the public have been informed that men considered guilty of bombings have been given amnesty against facing trial for their conduct, I would not be surprised to suddenly 'hear' that these drones will be used somewhere like Northern Ireland to help the police perhaps as an experiment for future use in the mainland.

I don't buy the idea that a man sitting miles away in an RAF or whatever hut has the same sense of reality, as a man actually piloting an armed craft.

posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 06:52 AM

it would greatly assist the thread if people actually comprehended what was said in the OP source

hint - a question : what is the intended area of use for watch keeper and why ?

It's to be deployed primarily over the UK, the first of which will be over Wiltshire and is defined in the film as a spy plane which will be used to support intelligence operations? Have i missed something?

Stinks of domestic surveillance to me. As i stated it is not being used in anyway for crime prevention. Active military spying operations over UK civilian airspace doesn't ring any alarms?

posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:28 PM

reply to post by Shiloh7

They are used for surveillance only, not armed although they do have the facility to carry weapons.

The main equipment is a 1.8 Gigapixel camera which has a 15 mile field of view and is able to pickout objects as small as 6inches from 17,000ft (it can literally see my penis from 17,000ft

It tracks all moving objects within the 15 miles and records and stores high resolution videos of everything. Eventually an array will be able to track your every move anywhere in the country and have a high res video stored of absolutely everything that happens in the UK. From what i've seen it also identifies individuals and allocates them a unique identifier, storing your every move.e required

From what i've read they plan to have these things flying 24 hours a day and you can be sure they will be rolling out across the rest of the UK over the coming months.
edit on 26/2/14 by Grenade because: Additional info and spelling (again)

It will be the end of law courts, barristers, and lawyers. They will know who is/has been at the location of any crime, just rewind and playback to identify the perp in the act. No cops to pay, no CID, no expensive time-consuming investigation, no rights read and no jury - just picked up, convicted, and taken straight before a judge to be sentenced.

Very efficient.

posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:34 PM
reply to post by doobydoll

Again, this is a military project and will not be used by the UK's police force as they have no access to the technology. The true nature of their objectives has not been made public.

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