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To counter weaponized drones, US needs joint public-private solutions

Defense News

Posted by Fred Byus and Matthew Shaw on Nov 7, 2017

Multiple senior U.S. officials recently testified before Congress regarding the rising threat that weaponized UAVs pose to U.S forces abroad.

Officials are now acknowledging that these same threats are likely — and perhaps imminent — to the U.S. homeland. But what makes these threats unique is they provide terrorists and extremists a cheap, commercially available, asymmetrical tool to inflict mass casualties.

While many Americans are aware of the threats from explosives made from everyday products, they are less aware of sophisticated chemical and biological weapons threats that could be delivered by UAVs.

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