The US Department of Homeland Security already has an arsenal of drones to be deployed for whatever the agency deems fit, but the actual capabilities of those vehicles exceed what many Americans may expect.
The unmanned drones being used inside of the United States right now can’t shoot Hellfire missiles like their overseas counterparts. They can, however, conduct surveillance, intercept communications and even determine whether or not a person thousands of feet below the aircraft is armed.
The latest revelation comes courtesy of a DHS document that was recently obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, through a Freedom of Information Act request. After analyzing a partially-redacted drone “performance specification” file received through their FOIA plea, EPIC said that records indicate “the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection is operating drones in the United States capable of intercepting electronic communications.”
Of the ten Predator B drones currently maintained by the agency, EPIC adds that the document confirms that those aircraft “have the capacity to recognize and identify a person on the ground.”
“The records obtained by EPIC raise questions about the agency's compliance with federal privacy laws and the scope of domestic surveillance,” the center writes on their website this week.
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This amounts to an invasion of privacy, and the grounds for reasonable suspicion would also be in question, let alone the absence of a legally obtained search warrant - Unreasonable Search and Seizure.
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Oh Yea. Might mistake that for a predator and shoot from a defense mode.
How does one put them out of commission?
One takes up radio control interceptor's with bolo launchers as a hobby. Or one purchases shoulder launch heat seeking hellfire missile launchers. Or, wait until a commercial airliner sucks one into an engine, and crashes. Or, #2 buckshot.