UAVs being used for security & surveillance in the US


Remember the posting I made earlier this year -May 28- on how the UK are using ‘spy drones’ fitted with CCTV as surveillance mainly to deal with what is termed as ‘anti-social behaviour’. Well the US is at it too; with drone aircraft presently deployed in skies of Afghanistan and Iraq. They are referred to as ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (AEV) to compliment existing border and domestic security measures in place today.

“A House of Representatives panel on Wednesday heard testimony from police agencies that envision using UAVs for everything from border security to domestic surveillance high above American cities. Private companies also hope to use UAVs for tasks such as aerial photography and pipeline monitoring.” Read more here.

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