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USA’s nuclear facilities under growing threat from ‘drones’

Drones a ‘Growing Threat’ to US Navy, Air Force Nuclear Facilities, Sputnik News  MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 09.03.2017

‘Unauthorized’ flights by unmanned aerial vehicles near US Navy and Air Force bases are presenting increasingly hostile circumstances for the security of US personnel and nuclear weapons, Gen. John E. Hyten, Commander of US Strategic Command, told Congress on Wednesday……

According to Hyten’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, the US has some gaps to fill in regard to how it protects nuclear personnel and nuclear-warhead assets. Specifically, the US is seeking counter-UAS capabilities to eliminate small UAS vehicles, “if necessary.” The general noted that “unauthorized flights of unmanned aerial systems over Navy and Air Force installations” has become a topic of “recent concern.” ….

March 11, 2017 - Posted by | safety, USA, weapons and war

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