FAA Authorized Homeland Drone Operations – Drone Denial Exposed
FAA Authorized US Airspace UAV (Drone) Operations, ‘outside the military industrial complex’
Should Americans be concern?
The story from CBS local out of Washington ‘Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones’ seems to say, just live with it, we already use them, every day and any resistance is simply not appropriate.
‘Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Texas told The Daily that his department is considering using rubber bullets and tear gas on its drone.
“Those are things that law enforcement utilizes day in and day out and in certain situations it might be advantageous to have this type of system on the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle),” McDaniel told The Daily.
The use of potential force from drones has raised the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union.
“It’s simply not appropriate to use any of force, lethal or non-lethal, on a drone,” Catherine Crump, staff attorney for the ACLU, told CBSDC.
(full article here)
Listed below are some of the companies, projects and operations going on in the full public view and others more discretely. This does not include the unknown number of companies that have not gotten FAA authorization or offered official public releases;
such as, Neural Robotics Shotgun Autocopter
Urban Aeronautics AirMule
These are the link you will find the FAA authorized lists of public and private organizations operating UAVs.
These are some of those private projects (though often government/military corporation funded)
aurora – goldeneye, Altius Mk II, Urban View, Sky Dot, Excalibur VTOL
cyber defense systems – cyber bug
blackwater airships – polar 400
telford aviation – skybus 30k blimp
AAI Corp – Shadow 200B
Unmanned Systems inc – Sandstorm
Ryan Aeronautical – RQ-4 Global Hawk
l3 bai aerosystems – viking 100
defense technologies – kestrel
Bell Helicopter Textron – Eagle Eye VTOL
However for those within the military industrial complex umberella, UAV’s have been around for a long time (since WWII), they do not need to get FAA permission or authorization, they military and national security authorization and do not appear on FAA lists, ever.
Boeing – Condor UAV 1980’s
Now Boeing has Phantom Works (Phantom Eye, Phantom Ray)
general atomics aeronautical well known altair upb970, MQ-1B Predator, MQ-9 Reaper
raytheon’s cobra, killer bee
Not to mention Small Tactical Muntitions
Rathon’s smaller version ’0.6m-long (2ft), 13lb (5.9kg)’ of the Griffin missile was specifically designed for uav’s.
lockheed martin samarai, Desert Hawk, RQ-170 Sentinel ‘Polecat’, RQ-3 DarkStar, P791 LTA ACLS and the ‘Morphing Drone’
Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS, the Firebird
MH-60S and MQ-8B Fire Scout Early Demonstrations for the U.S. Navy
The X-47B UCAS
Then there is DARPA funded uav to uav aerial refueling for automated permanent flight capability.
Or our own branches of the military and government disclosed and undisclosed
NASA under ERAST with
the Skyray X-48B ‘Scale Model’
or NASA UAV Helios or the more Advanced HALE
US Army devising non-lethal “magic bullet” for drone aircraft
U.S. military seeking non-lethal UAVs
Then there are those spy drones the FAA will never regulate
Harvard Monolithic Bee or the Mobee
If someone says to you that there are no drones in US skies, no police UAV’s, no spy blimps, if they call you a crazy person and deny the government is monitoring and spying on its people; Point out the camera on the nearest traffic light.
Should we be concerned that billions and trillions are being spent on this surveillance pointed at us?
Don’t hope the FAA will protect your fundamental rights of privacy, travel, association, assembly and redress.
US congressmen demand justification for drone strikes
If we do not act against this militarizing and policing of our skies drone strikes might make impeachment impossible.
Written by sovereignthink
2012/06/20 at 8:18 pm
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