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FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.
The Washington Times ^ | 13 February 2013 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 02/14/2013 10:30:09 AM PST by jda

An official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public Wednesday that no armed drones will be permitted in U.S. airspace, but he acknowledged the agency can do little about privacy fears associated with the unmanned craft.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armeddrones; drones; faa; yesterday
... no armed drones will be permitted in U.S. airspace ...

There you have it - a promise from the 0bama administration that should alleviate all fears! So why all the hysteria? Hasn't he fulfilled all of his promises???

1 posted on 02/14/2013 10:30:13 AM PST by jda
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To: jda

I feel better now.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 10:32:54 AM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: jda
What?
You're afraid?
I can't do anything about THAT .. it's YOUR fear ... we ain't gonn'a shootcha' or nuthin' ... we're jus' .. y'know ... lookin'
3 posted on 02/14/2013 10:33:46 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: jda

Like the frigging FAA is gonna know anything about it.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 10:37:08 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jda

Jim Williams of the FAA is one voice of good government in this case, as contrasted with other, more hysterical voices in government (and other political groups) that have perpetuated much of the panic. As for the privacy violations, those should be dealt with. Williams said that the FAA can’t do anything about those.

Our freedoms should be respected and defended—not violated. Good government is necessary. We’ve been seeing too much government by hysteria.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 10:39:41 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Gaffer

So the FAA now trumps Homeland Security, DOD, NSA and Justice Dep’t? Glad to hear it.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 10:39:41 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: jda
The good thing is that the drones are going to be flown by the local Sheriff's SWAT teams!

On a related topic, guess who quit smoking yesterday? Answer: Christopher Dorner

7 posted on 02/14/2013 10:39:52 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: jda

I recall having seen a report recently that spoke of drones being used by us to patrol the Canadian border.Presumably they aren’t armed for if they were the Canadians would probably raise a big stink (understandably so).It’s still a bit spooky though even assuming they aren’t armed.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 10:40:05 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: AtlasStalled

Q: If the FAA were to file bankruptcy and close down, how many flights would be cancelled?

A: None.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 10:50:27 AM PST by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: jda

Riiiiight.

Well OK, then!


10 posted on 02/14/2013 10:54:05 AM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: jda

Comrades, er, fellow citizens...if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear!


11 posted on 02/14/2013 10:57:19 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: jda

I think youre misunderstanding the statement. It means that YOU arent allowed to fly armed drones. The govt can do whatever they want b/c...theyre the govt.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 11:14:09 AM PST by 556x45
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To: jda

Thus sayeth the Government.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 11:15:49 AM PST by onedoug
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To: jda
An official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public Wednesday that no armed drones will be permitted in U.S. airspace,

Well since we know how 0's admin is so truthful that settles the matter.

14 posted on 02/14/2013 11:22:21 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

You might want to review what happened to aviation during the controllers strike in the 1980’s.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 11:36:04 AM PST by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: Gaffer
Like the frigging FAA is gonna know anything about it. The stealth Predator C Avenger operating in any FAA "controlled" airspace says they won't. Boom! One AGM 114N thermobaric HMF impacts the target out of nowhere. All the FLEAs have to do is tape off the crime scene clean up the debris and announce that the domestic terrorist lit off his own IED.
16 posted on 02/14/2013 11:36:46 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jda

An official of the Obama regime “assures” us there’ll be no armed drones over the United States.

Funny, I’m just not getting that warm-and-fuzzy that he’s telling the truth. Now, what would cause such doubt... hmmmmm...


17 posted on 02/14/2013 11:40:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: jda
FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.

They left off the last word in the FAA "Offical's" statement. The full version should read: FAA official: No armed drones in U.S. Today

18 posted on 02/14/2013 11:41:51 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: jda

So, nobody trains on these drones in the US with live ordnance? They’re not put through any testing in any US airspace? Bull-doody.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 11:55:31 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: AtlasStalled

“So the FAA now trumps Homeland Security, DOD, NSA and Justice Dep’t? Glad to hear it.”

In US airspace they always have.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 12:10:00 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad

So when a fighter jet is scrambled for one thing or another in U.S. airspace it first has to get permission from air traffic control? Odd . . . I never knew.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 12:12:40 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

On a related topic... who needs Drones when you can send in a “fire team” and burn down your house.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 12:12:57 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: jda

“FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.”...........NOT YET!


23 posted on 02/14/2013 12:14:37 PM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: jda

Oh an Obama Kamikaze Fleet.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 12:17:58 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Technically, yes. But since an aircraft launched on an actual air defense mission has such a high priority in the air traffic system, the controllers are basically getting everybody out of his way.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 12:25:54 PM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: jda

As a result of Brennan’s refusal to affirm that Barry can’t whack US citizens with drones on US soil, even Feinstein is holding up Brennan’s confirmation.

IMO, senators of both parties suspect that Barry and Brennan are hiding numerous secret drone directives that include US soil kill authorization and won’t even allow the senator’s legal staff to read much less copy the four drone directives that Barry coughed up last week.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 12:34:46 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: jda

When the gun Nazis tell you you don’t need light triple A home installations or stingers, mention the Obamadrones.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 12:37:14 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ops33

Thanks for explaining this.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 12:39:40 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Scrambling jets is one thing but they still coordinate with ATC. How would they know if they are going to collide with a civil aircraft other than onboard radar?

As far as other flights, such as training routes, yes, they do coordinate with the FAA and the FAA has the authority over them. I don’t know of any law that says the FAA controls US airspace but the military has supremacy.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 12:53:08 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CFIIIMEIATP737

Controllers are essential.
Remove them from the FAA.
Make them private.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 12:56:10 PM PST by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

If controllers are private, how are they funded? Privatized air traffic control in other countries has proved to be detrimental to the growth of aviation.


31 posted on 02/15/2013 5:14:54 AM PST by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: CodeToad

Your comments about the FAA and the military are correct. For example, if the military wants restricted airspace or a military operations area, it must go through the FAA and treat it like a Notice of Proposed Rule Making.


32 posted on 02/15/2013 5:18:40 AM PST by CFIIIMEIATP737
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