Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Drones in DRC

A short article about camera-equipped unmanned aircraft (commonly called "drones") being used by the European Union Force in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As reconnaissance drones become more widely used, it's inevitable NGOs will start to use recorded data. Either drones flown exclusively for humanitarian missions or bits of relevant data from military missions being shared. As a security practitioner, if you're in a conflict zone and have a working relationship with a military presence that uses drones, keep this technology in the back of your mind as a possible information source for certain circumstances (evacuations, abductions, etc.).


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