I’ve previously talked about drones operating in the U.S. here, here, here, here and here. Now Wired’s Danger Room has a great article on the 64 (!) drone bases on U.S. soil.
The article argues that most of the bases are in remote areas, so they are not well suited for domestic surveillance, and drone training is more likely. This seems logical, given that many of the bases are for small range drones. But as these drones come home and start getting used more and more domestically, they will likely start being used by non-military groups. Law enforcement is already using a variety of drones. And not all of them are short range. City-wide surveillance of multiple moving targets is already a reality. Welcome to the future. You are being watched.
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