Likely Drone Attack On U.S. Power Grid Revealed In New Intelligence Report (Updated)
The technology is so readily available that non-state actors around the world, from terrorists in the Middle East to drug cartels in Mexico, are already employing commercial quad and hexacopter-type drones armed with improvised explosive payloads on a variety of targets on and off more traditional battlefields. This includes attempted assassinations of high-profile individuals.
The U.S. government is finally coming to terms with these threats and there are certainly some steps being taken, at least at the federal level, to protect domestic civilian and military facilities against small drones. At the same time, it is equally clear there is still much work to be done.
This particular incident in Pennsylvania last year highlights separate security concerns relating to Chinese-made small drones that are now widely available in the United States and are even in use within the U.S. government. DJI, or Da Jiang Innovations, is by far the largest Chinese drone maker selling products…