Skip to comments.FAA Official: No Armed Drones In U.S.
Posted on 02/13/2013 11:59:43 AM PST by Biggirl
MCLEAN, Va. A top official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public on Wednesday that, despite the fear and paranoia of some, no armed drones will be permitted to fly in U.S. airspace. We currently have rules in the books that deal with releasing anything from an aircraft, period. Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft, said Jim Williams, head of the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, in an address to the drone industrys leading trade group meeting this week in Northern Virginia.
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“...reassured the public”
Now I feel better.
“Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft”
What if its not a ‘civil’ aircraft?
Could have sworn I heard one giving a speech on TV last night...
Then shedding the weapon would make the craft legal.
Plus the gov't is not all that civil these days.
Then why are there reports of 63 ‘launch sites’ for such drones already here in the USA???
Executive order allowing armed drones to assist in the elimination to threats to national security in 3...2...1...
So, the Hellfire missile gets “shed” by launching it at a target,
then the craft is once again legal.
THIS IS A LIE.
Jim Williams, as a ‘senior official at the FAA’ certainly knows the term ‘MARSA’.
So do I.
“What if its not a civil aircraft?”
I think that the term “Civil” is probably going to be accompanied by an asterisk* and re-defined
Key word: Armed.
It’s interesting that he qualified it.
One little executive order from the king will put the kill list out on anyone who loves God and guns. Law or procedures be damned. He gets his jollies on breaking the law because no one has the guts to put him down.
Key word: Armed.
It’s interesting that he qualified it.
Also, could an unarmed drone not paint a target with a laser?
Cite the soruces please.
In urban areas, police departments are opting for the ‘shadowhawk’. Its a helicopter...no need for any special launch site.
They have cameras in them...Texas is considering rubber bullets and tear gas...
...the shawdowhawk can easily be armed with a shotgun, and is used this way against pirates right now.
So essentially, the only thing that keeps a cop from putting a shotgun in the shadowhawk is...well nothing but his morals.
I have no idea if putting a shotgun in a mount is considered ‘installed’ in government speak...I suspect it isn’t.
That's the way they make it sound. Nothing to see here, move along.
Most gov't statements are carefully crafted and can be parsed in any number of ways.
Unless I see or read of something that backs up what you have posted, then it is all hersey.
Someone needs to inform the DOT since they consider law enforcement aircraft ‘public’, not private aircraft.
Drones don’t have arms, they have wings.
Doesn’t Diane Feinstein count as an armed drone?
“...despite the fear and paranoia of some...”
Lets see, in the style of some sort of futuristic drama, our government (local sheriffs, local police, federal agencies of all stripes) are accumulating an exponentially growing arsenal of unmanned aerial vehicles...
...They are currently using them to spy on Americans and ensure they COMPLY with federal regulations on farms...
...we know that these drones are currently being used throughout the world to commit assassinations...
....we learned last week that at least one of these assassinations was deliberately carrid out against an American (born in Denver), with absolutely no due process...
...and we’re paranoid!?!? to imagine that the fleet of drones flying above could easily be armed? And used against US citizens?
Sure, we’re the crazy ones.
I have no training in the physics of ballistics but I imagine the effective range of a shotgun is enhanced considerably if it is shooting down from above. Accelerating 00 buck to muzzle velocity and then allowing gravity to assist could allow the drones to fly completely out of return fire range and still pose an effective threat. But what do I know?
until they are allowed.
we just don’t know when that change will occur.
next false flag, probably.
Wikipedia sez “I know nothing about MARSA!”
I imagine the ability of a drone to stealthily creep up to your bedroom window and blow your head off while you sleep gives it a bit of an advantage.
“No armed drones in US”
Hahahaha, that’s a real funny! A big knee slapper! What a corker that Jim Williams fellow is.
Not sure what you’re getting at. I’m a retired USAF air traffic controller. MARSA means “Military Assumes Responsibility for Separation of Aircraft” and refers to when 2 or more aircraft are separated by less than standard air traffic separation. This is commonly done in formation flights and in-flight refueling. I don’t see where it has anything to do with weapons released by drones.
Yes MARSA, why is what he says a lie, other than he is from this admin. What do you think MARSA has to do with weapons, and how does it make this statement a lie?
So, the stroke of Obunga's pen can change the rules about armed civil aircraft whenever he feels like it.
You know what ever it is a gub mint person is saying it’s a lie.
“MARSA, MARSA, MARSA!”
We currently have rules in the books that deal with releasing anything from an aircraft, period. Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft,
And our dear leader just loves to follow the rules like the Constitution.
Jim Williams needs to stand his ground. This is still a free country and if we all stand up to the thugs and monsters it'll stay that way. In spite of creepy horrible liberals this is NOT a country that kills it's own citizens from un-manned airplanes.
It’s the MAR part of MARSA that we need to be worried about. It’s the “rules are for civilians” part; analogous to “taxes are for the little people” (Leona Helmsley).
Soon it’ll mean Military Assumes Responsibility for the Shooting of Agitators.
**FAA Official: No Armed Drones In U.S.**
“Executive order allowing armed drones to assist in the elimination to threats to national security in 3...2...1...”
I can’t imagine there not being such an order already, especially for Secret Service armed drones to protect POTUS!