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UK police plan military-style spy drones in the sky to watch us

E. Blair | 31.01.2010 19:13 | Repression | Technology | South Coast

The Guardian is reporting that police in the UK are planning to buy a batch of unmanned spy drones, like those used by the military in Afghanistan, for permanent covert surveillance of the public. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being manufactured by the arms manufacturer BAE System for Kent police and others. They should be ready for the 2012 Olympics. These aren't the rotor-blade robots used already at demonstrations - they can land and take off on their own, stay up for 15 hours, and go up to 20,000 feet, so they can't been seen on the ground. The full article can be seen here:

Note to government: Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not an instruction manual!

E. Blair


Display the following 5 comments

  1. Pigs can fly after all — Police State
  2. unmanned! — The man who always takes a knife when he goes camping
  3. parc aperporth/Made in wales — Davey
  4. Drone crash — journophile
  5. hope they don't assassinate anyone like they did with the gyrocopter... — Animal Rights Activist