Wednesday, October 25, 2017
About drones and terrorists - it's happening right now
A few weeks ago, I repeated warnings from several quarters that terrorists had used, and were planning to use, hobby-style drones as weapons of terror.
My article was debunked by some who thought the idea wholly far-fetched. One such response may be found here.
Well, guess what? Mexican drug cartels are doing it right now!
The hobby drone referred to at that link, the 3DR Solo Quadcopter, costs only $199 from online retailers such as Amazon.com. It can carry a payload of 1.1 pounds, according to its user manual - and Mexican drug cartels were obviously using that capability to the full.
Sorry. Hobbyist drones CAN be "weaponized". ISIS has done it in the Middle East, and now Mexican drug cartels are doing it.
I rest my case.