DANGER OF DRONES

The increasing use of drones for civilian and military surveillance calls for citizen involvement in understanding how pervasive this technology has become.  Check out the following links to understand how we must question the moral, legal, privacy, safety, and financial aspects of drone technology.

CONVENIENT KILLING – ARMED DRONES AND THE ‘PLAYSTATION’ MENTALITY

http://dronewarsuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/conv-killing-final.pdf

DRONES TARGETED KILLING IS ONLY PART OF THE PROBLEM

Drones: targeted killing is only part of the problem « Drone Wars UK

DRONE WARS UK (excellent website on drones) “Drone Wars UK aims to be a source of information on the growing use of armed drones.  As we are based in the UK we will focus on the use of British drones but also include information about armed drones in general.”

http://dronewarsuk.wordpress.com/

OBAMA’S DRONE WARS AND THE NORMALIZATION OF EXTRAJUDICIAL MURDER

m.guardian.co.uk

http://dronewarsuk.wordpress.com/

DOMESTIC USE OF AERIAL DRONES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT LIKELY TO PROMPT PRIVACY DEBATE

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/22/AR2011012204111.html

WITH AIR FORCE’S GORGON DRONE ‘WE CAN SEE EVERYTHING’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/01/AR2011010102690.html?sid=ST2011012204147

PREDATOR DRONES HAVE YET TO PROVE THEIR WORTH ON BORDER

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/01/AR2011010102690.html?sid=ST2011012204147

FAA MOVES TOWARD ALLOWING UNMANNED DRONES IN U.S. AIRSPACE
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/08/news/la-pn-faa-drones-us-airspace-20120308
DEATH FROM ABOVE:  VIDEO OF DRONES FITTED WITH MACFHINE GUNS THAT COULD TRANSFORM THE BATTLEFIELD

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2134024/FPSRussia-shows-flying-drone-fitted-machine-gun.html

ARE DRONES WATCHING YOU?

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/drones-are-watching-youDrones: targeted killing is only part of the problem « Drone Wars UK

DRONES:  TARGETED KILLING IS ONLY PART OF THE PROBLEM – DRONE WARS UK

Drones: targeted killing is only part of the problem « Drone Wars UK

”CONVENIENT KILLING – ARMED DRONES AND THE ‘PLAYSTATION’ MENTALITY

http://dronewarsuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/conv-killing-final.pdf

FLYING 3-D EYE-BOTS

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120503142649.htm

DRONES’ NEW WEAPON:  PR – THE INDUSTRY’S FIGHTING BACK, DETERMINED TO REMAKE ITS IMAGE.  “CHANGE SCARES PEOPLE,” AN INDUSTRY REP TELLS SALON

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/22/drones_new_weapon_p_r/singleton/

EDITORIAL:  LAND OF THE DRONES – GOVERNMENT IS GAINING GROUND IN THE SKY

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/21/land-of-the-drones/

NORTHROP SEEKS EASING OF EXPORT CONTROLS ON DRONES

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_04_30_2012_p0-452961.xml#

NAVY DRONE CRASHES IN MARYLAND

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/11/us/maryland-drone-crash/index.html

NEW DRONE CAPABLE OF MULTI-DAY FLIGHTS TESTED AT EDWARDS AFB

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/new-drone-capable-of-multi-day-flights-tested-at-edwards-afb-1.179579

PENTAGON TO SOON DE3PLOY PINT-SIZED BUT LETHAL SWITCHBLADE DRONES

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-kamikaze-drone-20120611,0,3893056.story

THE PHANTOM EYE:  THE EYE IN THE SKY

http://boeing.com/stories/videos/vid_08_phantom_eye.html

IS THERE A DRONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? RISE OF KILLER SPY PLANES EXPOSED AFTER FAA IS FORCED TO REVEAL 63 LAUNCH SITES ACROSS U.S.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134376/Is-drone-neighbourhood-Rise-killer-spy-planes-exposed-FAA-forced-reveal-63-launch-sites-U-S.html

NATIONAL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) PROJECT OFFICE

http://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/uas/

DARPA DOUBLING DOWN ON SPY TECHNOLOGIES

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=757

FAA RELEASES LISTS OF DRONE CERTIFICTES—MANY QUESTIONS LEFT UNANSWERED

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/faa-releases-its-list-drone-certificates-leaves-many-questions-unanswered

EUROPE STAYS QUIET DESPITE UNEASE ABOUT DRONES

NYT: Europe Stays Quiet Despite Une

US PREDATOR DRONES (Video of controllers in Nevada killing in Iraq and Afghanistan)

READ BELOW BEFORE OPENING THE ATTACHMENT.

The female drone controller is actually flying the aircraft. Her flight instruments screen is located in the upper left of the lower central large monitor screen. The other screens are views from the drone itself.

The control booths or rooms are made in Garland, TEXAS by Raytheon …..

For non-pilots, these controllers are in Nevada and each is flying a drone on the other side of the world thousands of miles away, in the combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan.. Their left hand is on the throttle controlling the drone’s engine. The right hand is flying the plane. All the buttons used to fly the drone are located on the joystick. The controller never removes his or her hand from the throttle.

Kill a Taliban then go home for lunch or dinner. Imagine how big the communication pipe has to be to pump all the data necessary to perform these complicated tasks through it on the other side of the world in REAL TIME. This is modern warfare.

Today’s headline: Missiles fired from Nevada controlled drone aircraft kill Taliban leader in Afghanistan …..

watch how it is done ……..open attachment

Drone-Controllerspat.wmv

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