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Security Threats of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Drone technology has advanced significantly opening up a whole new world of possibilities; however, in the wrong hands it can easily become an unexpected and lethal weapon.

A simple drone can now be purchased, at a relatively low cost, online or in a store easily accessible to everyone including a potential terrorist.
The drone industry may have opened a whole new world of possibilities, yet it also poses a potential threat to Governments, facilities, individuals and Homeland Security and so

SkyLock has developed a suite of systems that can be used in various scenarios from HLS, Border Protection, Critical Assets, airports, VIP and convoy protection in the fight against drone attacks.

Given their retail availability, lack of verified identification requirement to procure, general ease of use, and prior use overseas, (drones) will be used to facilitate an attack in the United States against a vulnerable target, such as a mass gathering.

FBI Director Christopher Wray

Threatening areas, in which unmanned aerial vehicles are likely be used are as follows:

TERRORIST DRONE THREAT
Terrorist groups have brought a new threat both in the battlefield and HLS using drones with explosive devices, grenades etc. or surveillance drones against military forces, emphasizing the need for drone defense technology.

PRISON THREAT
Drone incursions is a major threat to prisons today. Drones are used  to smuggle narcotics, weapons and cell phones to prisoner inside.

SURVIELLANCE & INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
Drones can be used to gather information such as the layout of a critical infrastructure or even a private home, target movements can be filmed by paparazzi or used for propaganda.

AIRSPACE THREAT
Entrance of drones into airfields damaging the flight, takeoff or landing of aircraft and helicopters.

 

Sources:

https://www.reuters.com/

https://www.researchgate.net/

http://www.skylock1.com