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Drones out the wazoo! UAV's to Patrol American Skies

 
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Drones out the wazoo! UAV's to Patrol American Skies
Drone aircraft may prowl U.S. skies

By Declan McCullagh
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Story last modified Thu Mar 30 11:23:50 PST 2006

Unmanned aerial vehicles have soared the skies of Afghanistan and Iraq for years, spotting enemy encampments, protecting military bases, and even launching missile attacks against suspected terrorists.
Now UAVs may be landing in the United States.

A House of Representatives panel on Wednesday heard testimony from police agencies that envision using UAVs for everything from border security to domestic surveillance high above American cities. Private companies also hope to use UAVs for tasks such as aerial photography and pipeline monitoring.


"We need additional technology to supplement manned aircraft surveillance and current ground assets to ensure more effective monitoring of United States territory," Michael Kostelnik, assistant commissioner at Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection Bureau, told the House Transportation subcommittee.

Kostelnik was talking about patrolling U.S. borders and ports from altitudes around 12,000 feet, an automated operation that's currently under way in Arizona. But that's only the beginning of the potential of surveillance from the sky.

In a scene that could have been inspired by the movie "Minority Report," one North Carolina county is using a UAV equipped with low-light and infrared cameras to keep watch on its citizens. The aircraft has been dispatched to monitor gatherings of motorcycle riders at the Gaston County fairgrounds from just a few hundred feet in the air--close enough to identify faces--and many more uses, such as the aerial detection of marijuana fields, are planned.

That raises not just privacy concerns, but also safety concerns because of the possibility of collisions with commercial and general aviation aircraft.

"They're a legitimate user of the airspace and they need to play by the same rules as everyone else," Melissa Rudinger, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, said in a telephone interview.

Pilots undergo extensive training on collision detection and avoidance. Planes that fly at night are required to have certain types of lights, for instance. Operating an aircraft near busy airports (in government parlance, "Class B" airports) requires a transponder that broadcasts its altitude. And during all flights that take place in poor weather or higher than 18,000 feet above sea level, the pilot must be in radio contact with controllers.

No such anti-collision rules apply to UAVs. Rudinger is concerned that UAVs--either remote-controlled or autonomous drones--will pose a safety threat to pilots and their passengers. She's not that worried about larger UAVs operated by the military that have sophisticated radar systems, but about smaller ones that have limited equipment and potentially inexperienced ground controllers.

"The FAA needs to define what is a UAV," Rudinger said. "And they need to regulate it just like they do any other aircraft, and integrate it into the system. The problem is the technology has advanced, and there are no regulations that talk about how to certify these aircraft, how to certify the operator, and how to operate in the national airspace system."



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skynet became self aware....


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just finished reading about the neurochips ... yah before long ... self-awareness thx for the thread/link Johnny
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NP. Sometimes I post Fluff, but sometimes I post stuff I feel that's important. I am all about freedom of speech and info.

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funny how one thing leads to another some times ... earlier today before GLPing I was on 3 websites that talked about UAVs flying the skies in Mexico

yep freedom of speech rather info or disinfo -- just have to keep sifting through it all ^-^
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yep
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Amen!
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UAV's

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I have seen them test flying them out by the military base I live by. They put lights on them that is the same color temperature as the sky which makes them extremely difficult to spot.
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I can see it now: We Dissenters to NWO, standing out in the Woods, on the run. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a HellFire missle hits our chest.

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Freedom is slavery. I love the eye in the sky.
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that is gonna make it dicey for private aircraft
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nobody needs to monitor jack shit... fuck these fucking people...
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Conspiracy Master. You no longer exist to me. I live to wish you Ill. Trouble me no more. You and your buddy 72500 can go _________ yourselves. (Fill in the blank, if you know English)

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