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  • The Drone Armies Are Coming

    08/30/2002 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 33 replies · 756+ views
    Wired News ^ | Aug. 30, 2002 | Lakshmi Sandhana
    <p>Dispatched on a rescue-and-capture mission, unmanned vehicles arrive at the scene in minutes, corner a potential suspect and await visual confirmation before proceeding. Star Wars 2020? It might be happening sooner than you think.</p> <p>Allen Moshfegh at the Office of Naval Research is the head of the Autonomous Intelligent Network and Systems (AINS), a program that aims to create an operational drone army by the year 2020.</p>

    11/13/2005 5:52:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 88 replies · 2,711+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/13/05 | Matt Drudge
    HONEYWELL is developing a micro flying spy drone -- that would be used for civilian law enforcement! The device, a hovering robot carrying video cameras and other sensors, is being created and tested at HONEYWELL's Albuquerque, NM plant. The first round of testing on the drone [MICRO AIR VEHICLE] has been completed, reports Bob Martin of CBS affiliate KRQE. The battery powered craft can stay in the air for 50-60 minutes at a time, and moves around at up to 55 kilometers an hour. The Micro Air Vehicle has flown more than 200 successful flights, including flying in a...
  • Hi-tech search drones to help New Orleans rescue

    09/02/2005 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 8 replies · 390+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 2, 2005 | Anon
    Unmanned remote-controlled airplanes used in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may be deployed to find people trapped in New Orleans' buildings by Hurricane Katrina's flood waters, a U.S. congressman said on Friday. Five Silver Fox "unmanned aerial vehicles," or UAVs, equipped with thermal imaging technology to detect the body heat of storm survivors, are en route to the crippled city, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record) said. Weldon told reporters in Baton Rouge that he had bypassed government bureaucracy to obtain the drones from a private company to be used in search and rescue operations in New...
  • True Drone Lies

    12/10/2012 4:48:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 10, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Superheroes often live double lives. But so do super-villains. For four years, the Obama administration has been living a double-life regarding drones. Publicly, the president and his leadership tell us they are using drones to protect our borders and promote national security. The administration dismisses challenges to its drone policies as falsehoods, but these “lies” are alarmingly close to the truth. True Drone Lies at HomeDrone creep is happening. On Valentine’s Day, Obama signed the unconstitutional FAA Modernization and Reform Act, allocating $63.6 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) between 2012 and 2015. Basically, he authorized the FAA...