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DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety” Drones


DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety” Drones
More incarnations of spy technology to undergo testing
Paul Joseph Watson
February 18, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security is advancing its plan to use surveillance drones for “public safety” applications, announcing last week that it had received a deluge of “excellent” responses from potential vendors and was set to carry out more tests of the technology.

New testing of spy drones for “public safety” applications has been rubber stamped by the DHS. Image: YouTube

As we first reported in July last year, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told a House Committee on Homeland Security that the federal agency was “looking at drones that could be utilized to give us situational awareness in a large public safety [matter] or disaster,” despite the fact that the agency had previously indicated it was reticent to use spy drones to keep tabs on the public.

This was followed by a “market research” announcement in September that confirmed the DHS was exploring a “Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety” (RAPS) project, and was asking small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) vendors to take part.

2 thoughts on “DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety” Drones

  1. PJ what ever happened to the Ridgewood blog helicopter?

  2. Wonder what the founding fathers of the US would have to say about all this spying on there citizens.

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