And you thought only the NSA was snooping at your window. Forget, for the moment, the
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drone /UAV aspect of this story. Consider that the technology for hacking your Wi-Fi network exists in great abundance, and data-thieves everywhere would love to get a peek at your network data streams. Imagine a world where the guy a few booths over inside your favorite coffee hangout is a thief. His pal behind you, too. It isn’t enough that
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A colleague at work builds multi-rotor copters. His latest creations utilize 4 rotors, carry cameras, and dive into the ocean. Well, that last bit about the ocean was an impromptu trick his tri-copter attempted. The up-side-down video from under water, of him approaching and retrieving the thing from a tidal pool, was hilarious.
I used to build R/C ships. Taking a plan drawing and converting it into production schematics was something I liked to do. With the interesting things builders
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The logical direction of the development of miniature UAVs is:
Smaller packages Heavier payloads per pound Greater surveillance capabilities Reduced cost Simpler Operation Automated mission profiles and possible networked “swarms”
Here are some articles along those lines.
From Britain, a tome on terrorist usage of armed miniatures.
Regulating miniature drones.
Who gets to fly drones?
Waves of drones on the way, and what it might mean.
The Private Drones Industry is like Apple in 1984 – True!
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Got a wild hair tonight, and decided I’d do a quick and filthy search on drone defense techniques. A lot of links came up, and here are a few of them for your review. Some have nothing to do with conducting counter measures work against infiltrators and criminals, but they include interesting thoughts nonetheless.
So, in no particular order of interest or importance….
Stealth Hoodies – Personal Thermal Masking. http://ahprojects.com/projects/stealth-wear Interrupting Information collection. http://www.drone-defense.com/ Spy vs. Spy? http://www.fluther.com/156018/is-there-a-defense-against-drone-attacks/ The AP
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Rendering drones surveillance null and void via modern tech in the hands of “ordinary” citizens. Sound implausible? An Oregon company intends to make drone eye-in-the-sky defense available to the public. That’s right. To YOU. “Domestic Drone Countermeasures” claims to intend selling equipment that will make it impossible for drones to “complete their mission” by disabling their mission capabilities. (Post Edit: Method at the end)
From their splash page…
“Many different, large area, small area, mobile and fixed Countermeasures and systems
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Here is an article published in Feb 2012, just over a year ago. It makes for good reading.
It was ten years ago this month, on February 4, 2002, that the CIA first used an unmanned Predator drone in a targeted killing. The strike was in Paktia province in Afghanistan, near the city of Khost. The intended target was Osama bin Laden, or at least someone in the CIA had thought so. Donald Rumsfeld later explained, using the passive
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“They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.
The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, measuring just 10cm (4 ins) by 2.5cm (1 inch), and is equipped with a tiny camera.”
From SkyNews comes an article describing the deployment of a small camera equipped drone with live video capability.
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Higher and higher, smarter and smarter and with better eyes than any eagle could ever evolve. I’ve been talking about drones for private use for a while now. Well, here is some information about government drones and your privacy. Keep in mind while looking at this information, that the technology discussed is already in use, with the distinct possibility of having already been replaced with superior equipment. The advancement of technology knows no end point.
Here are some links I
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You may now add to the list of technology that can and will spy on your wireless internet connections, home networks and cell phone conversations. The WASP, or Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform, can do all this, and keep on doing it for quite some time – orbiting overhead silently.
14 pounds and 6 feet long, the retired military drone was converted for this new task by researchers Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins. Its purpose is to
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While researching some info on private drones, I came across an article that describes using a flare gun to launch a camera into the air. The idea is to launch a small wireless camera and review the imagery for important info. Applications? Search and rescue. small area recon. Bug out recon. But this method fails to take cost into account.
I would consider launching a gliding drone instead. With rudder and elevator, a glider can return to the operator for
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