The Anatomy of the New Threat
Drones with high-definition cameras can be purchased by any consumer for as little as $200. These drones can:
Fly thousands of feet in the sky (up to 20,000ft/6100m)
Take high-resolution photography
Be remotely controlled from miles away
Fly autonomously without remote control
Reach speeds of 40-150+ miles per hour (18-67m/s+)
Carry payloads from a few ounces to over 50lbs (22.7kg)
This makes them perfect tools for espionage and invading privacy. Criminals and terrorists are using consumer drones as platforms to do much worse, such as:
Interrupt commercial air travel
Carry contraband to prisons and across borders
Sniff private networks
Deliver chemical or explosive payloads
Attack oil refineries and nuclear plants
A new layer of airspace security is required for vulnerable critical infrastructure to protect and safeguard against these threats. Drones can be weaponized with explosive devices or other ordinances which can cause injury, harm and physical damage to infrastructure, Drones and UAS operators can also cause significant damage to infrastructure, whether accidental or intentional, by simply flying a drone or UAS into a building fan or HVAC system.
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