Washington march against US drone warfare http://rt.com/usa/drone-warfare-protest-washington-825/
Architecture of houses should adopt to give more protection against drones. Roofs over trottoars!
Motmedel mot drönare Insynsskydd uppifrån över transportleder kan vara ett sätt. Byggnader kan ha utskjutande övervåning, kanske stöttad av pelare. Vitsen med det hela är att det inte ska kunna ses uppifrån var personer befinner sig. Träd längs vägar kan i viss mån skydda. U.S. anti-drone weapon unveiled http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_anti-drone_weapon_unveiled_999.html
Per Gahrton om amerikanska drönare http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=503&artikel=5636366
Den franske filosofen Gregorie Chamayou har skrivit en bok om de amerikanska drönarattackerna, som ökat under Barack Obamas tid som president. Per Gahrton har läst "Theorie de drone". Och så handlar det om en bok som Obama själv har läst: "The Post-American World" av Fareed Zakaria. Sist i programmet berättar Janette Hentati om ett nytt museum i kulturhuvudstaden Marseille. Ett museum som ska stärka banden mellan länderna kring Medelhavet.
Beware! There threshold for France to start wars has been lowered. Where is the technology to blur out the communication between drones and the ground? There could be big money in selling anti-drone equipment. Maybe leakers could provide information so that someone can hack into the drone communication so the drone can be taken over by the counterpart. The architecture of cities and roads between them should be changed to diminish their exposure to drones. Roofs on buildings should be more reaching out around the buildings. There should be shields over several roads and anti-drone vehicles doing sky-scans.
Air Force’s unmanned F-16 fighter jet completes first flight http://rt.com/usa/air-force-unmanned-fighter-flight-301/
One small step for man, one giant leap for robotkind.
US opens drone facility in Germany, insists ‘not for spying purposes’ http://rt.com/news/germany-drones-training-spying-945/
‘Drone strikes killed more civilians than publicly acknowledged’ – UN investigator http://rt.com/news/un-drones-report-afghanistan-us-366/
= Rapporter om dödandet i USAs drönarkrig kommer i dag. Både Amnesty och Human Rights Watch hävdrar i rapporter att det kan handla om krigsbrott - men det är inte en kritik som biter på USA. Daniel Öhman, Ekots reporter, Katarina Tracz, biträdande chef för tankesmedjan Frivärld och Elisabeth Löfgren, Amnesty medverkar.
Pakistani victims of US drone attack to appear before Congress, despite setbacks http://rt.com/usa/pakistani-drone-victims-congress-testify-878/
= NSA stores data to target any citizen at any time - Greenwald
U.S. just says: "And what are you going to do about it?" Let us brainstorm about counter measures! There should be a lot of money in inventing anti-drone-technology, such as shields over public places som the drones can not view what is beneath. Big and small protest symbols on clothes and elsewhere not only against NSA but against U.S. as a whole - could be a business for resellers. Even idol portraits of Manning, Assange, Snowden, Greenwald, etc.. as well as smart comments from RT could be used as such symbols. By the way: Is Israel involved in any way in this scandal?
Victims of drone strike testify before Congress http://rt.com/usa/rehman-drone-grayson-hearing-924/
Svenska drönare spanar i Afghanistan http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=5704706 Det svenska försvaret har köpt in förarlösa flygfarkoster, så kallade drönare, från USA och använt dem för spaning i Afghanistan.
= Drönarna har använts för spaning av den svenska truppen i Afghanistan och snart ska varje bataljon ha drönare, skriver Sydsvenskan. USA:s insatser med drönare har dödat minst fyra tusen personer i Afghanistan, Pakistan och Jemen, och har har liknats vid "dataspelskrig" eftersom planen fjärrstyrs. Enligt Försvarsmakten får de svenska drönarna bara användas för att skydda soldater.
‘We reject illegal killings’: Germany suspends drone purchase http://rt.com/news/germany-halts-drone-purchase-763/
German ‘Pirates’ stage mini-drone stunt at Merkel rally http://rt.com/news/pirates-drone-stunt-merkel-953/
Where is the technology to get more drones malfunction, please! There might be BIG money in anti-drone-tech, and I guess that other nations than U.S. will earn that money . because who wants to buy anti-drone-tech from U.S. with a U.S.-remote-controlled off-button hidden in the mechanism?
Drone crashes into Navy ship injuring 2 in California http://rt.com/usa/drone-crashes-missile-cruiser-852/
Pakistan outs CIA chief after drone debacle - Pakistan blows cover of suspected CIA chief after drone strike http://rt.com/news/pakistan-drone-cia-expose-398/ One of Pakistan’s major political parties has published the name of what it believes to be the CIA’s chief operative in Islamabad after a US drone strike killed five people last week. The group demanded on Wednesday that the spy chief face murder charges. “I would like to nominate the US clandestine agency CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Station Chief in Islamabad ... and CIA Director John O. Brennan for committing the gross offences of committing murder and waging war against Pakistan,” PTI information secretary Shireen Mazarisaid wrote in the letter.
Drone-spotting: Survival guide informs on new breed of aerial predators http://rt.com/news/drone-survival-guide-published-774/
http://www.dronesurvivalguide.org Share on tumblr Tags Conflict, Drones, Human rights, Military, Security, Terrorism, Vessels, Violence A Drone Survival Guide with hints and tips on how to thwart the “robotic birds” has been published on the internet. With over 30,000 drones expected to be flying over the US by 2030, the Guide urges readers to familiarize themselves with the craft. In light of the growing number of drones, the Guide advises a number of techniques to evade and scramble drones. The document = http://www.dronesurvivalguide.org/ is available online and has been translated into 17 different languages. “Our ancestors could spot natural predators from far by their silhouettes. Are we equally aware of the predators in the present-day?” writes the Guide. It contains the silhouettes and measurements of all of the most widely-used drones, from the ‘Killer Bee’ to ‘The Sentinel’ as well as information on where they are currently operational. It goes on to detail ways you can hide from a drone. “Most drones are equipped with night vision, and/or infrared vision cameras, so-called FLIR sensors. These can see human heat signatures from far away, day or night. However there are ways to hide from drones.” Among the tactics it advices for eluding the aerial craft are: hiding “in thick forests,” wearing space blankets to confuse heat sensors, not using wireless communication, and the use of mannequins or human-sized dolls as decoys. “Wait for bad weather. Drones cannot operate in high winds, smoke, rainstorms or heavy weather conditions.” Image from dronesurvivalguide.org As well as avoidance strategies to escape from the craft, the document also gives advice on how to hack into a drone’s systems. The Guide gives the assurance that as long as a drone’s communications are not encrypted then they can be hacked. It describes how to intercept and interfere with the workings of a drone and also details a process called “spoofing”. “Small, portable GPS transmitters can send fake GPS signals and disrupt the Drones navigation systems. This can be used, for example, to steer drones into self-destruction flight paths or even hijack them and land them on a runway.” The US’ use of drones for surveillance as well as military strikes has drawn global recognition. Last week the Yemeni parliament passed an anti-drone motion because of the civilian lives lost in the US strikes on Al-Qaeda militants in the country. Pakistan has also condemned the US for its use of the craft, decrying the strikes as an affront to its sovereignty. Moreover, the Obama Administration has come into the firing line for increasing the amount of drones operating in American air space. By 2030 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has estimated that around 30,000 craft will be operational in the US. In spite of assurances of their safety there have been a number of incidents where drones have lost control and crashed. In November of this year two drones came down in two weeks with no explanation as to why they might have malfunctioned. The first crash on November 12 grounded all drone flights in Central New York, while the second – on November 17 - saw one of the unmanned craft veer out of control and crash into a guided missile cruiser off the coast of Southern California, injuring two soldiers.
Drone evasion Evading drones will likely involve the following strategies: • Daylight camouflage: Using netting over vehicles and camo patterns for other objects that confuse vision recognition systems. Currently the best such camo pattern is known as A-TACS, as it uses a fractal mathematical model to depict patterns within patterns, meaning that the camouflage effect works at almost any zoom scale. (www.a-tacs.com) • Nighttime light discipline: Drones running night sorties will be able to very quickly spot vehicle lights and personal flashlights, even at long distances (miles). This necessitates the use of night vision gear for any movement during the night where drones wish to be avoided. • Space blankets for thermal cover: So-called "space blankets" (Mylar sheets) block infrared rays (heat rays) from common sources. When drones attempt to use infrared sensors to spot humans, survivors will likely turn to the use of space blanket ponchos to keep themselves hidden. • Weather exploitation: Drones are not able to navigate through intense rainstorms, hail, high winds or other adverse conditions. Those seeking to avoid drones will likely plan their movement to take advantage of adverse weather conditions. Clear skies is an indication that drones are watching. Drone countermeasures It is well known in the highest levels of the U.S. military that "enemy" forces -- whether that be armed fighters of a foreign nation or even freedom fighters in a home country -- will attempt to destroy, disable or evade all types of drones (surveillance, weapon payloads, etc.). What has not yet been discussed in much detail are the various countermeasures that might be used to accomplish these tasks: • Direct fire: This method of interdicting drones will have very low success rates. Shotguns have a very limited range of effectiveness, and while rifles have sufficient range to get the job done, it is exceedingly difficult for even well-trained riflemen to gauge the distance and angle of fire necessary to accurately target a moving drone in the sky. This is especially so at night, when drones are simply impossible to see in the sky. Using handguns to attempt to destroy drones flying at altitude is little more than a waste of ammo. • Smoke: Smoke bombs and grenades have always offered a tactical tool for moving under concealment. Any heavy use of drones against a civilian population will likely result in the population invoking heavy reliance on smoke concealment for tactical movement. • EMP weapons: EMP weapons would be highly effective against drones, but their difficulty of manufacture and deployment makes them very unlikely to be encountered in the field. • Drone-seeking drones: The most successful drone countermeasure would likely be a "drone-seeking drone" whose only function is to collide at high speed with another drone, thereby knocking them both out of service. These "drone-seeking drones" or SDS would likely be battery-operated, fire-and-forget countermeasures. You turn it on, toss it into the air, and it immediately takes flight with the sole purpose of intercepting another drone at high speed. This would be accomplished with simple infra-red sensors combined with noise sensors. All drones generate heat and noise. To date, there are no "stealth" drones being deployed that we know of. • High wires: In areas where multi-rotor drones would attempt to approach close-in to a surveillance or military target, likely countermeasures would include stringing wires or even fishing line between high-elevation objects such as trees and telephone poles. Any drone that comes into contact with fishing line is likely to be immediately entangled and suffer terminal flight failure. • GPS spoofing: Small, portable GPS transmitter have already been demonstrated that spoof GPS signals and thereby interdict drones' navigation communications. This can be used, for example, to steer drones into self-destruction flight paths or to even hijack them and land them on a runway (this is what Iran already did to a U.S. military drone). For more on GPS spoofing, see: Exclusive: Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer (Video) http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1215/Exclusive-Iran-hijacked-US-drone-says-Iranian-engineer-Video 404 - Category not found http://www.ae.utexas.edu/news/archive/2012/todd-humphreys-research-team-demonstrates-first-successful-gps-spoofing-of-uav School ‘spoofs' drone, warns of hijackings http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20120710/NEWS/207100310/School-8216-spoofs-drone-warns-of-hijackings
org dronesurvivalguide http://www.dronesurvivalguide.org
al-Qaeda's 22 Tips for Avoiding a Drone Attack http://gawker.com/5986108/al+qaedas-22-tips-for-avoiding-a-drone-attack
1 – It is possible to know the intention and the mission of the drone by using the Russianmade "sky grabber" device to infiltrate the drone's waves and the frequencies. The device is available in the market for $2,595 and the one who operates it should be a computerknow-how. 2 – Using devices that broadcast frequencies or pack of frequencies to disconnect the contacts and confuse the frequencies used to control the drone. The Mujahideen have had successful experiments using the Russian-made "Racal." 3 – Spreading the reflective pieces of glass on a car or on the roof of the building. 4 – Placing a group of skilled snipers to hunt the drone, especially the reconnaissance ones because they fly low, about six kilometers or less. 5 – Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-meter copper pole. 6 – Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using old equipment and keeping them 24 hour running because of their strong frequencies and it is possible using simple ideas of deception of equipment to attract the electronic waves devices similar to that used by the Yugoslav army when they used the microwave (oven) in attracting and confusing the NATO missiles fitted with electromagnetic searching devices. 7 – Using general confusion methods and not to use permanent headquarters. 8 – Discovering the presence of a drone through well-placed reconnaissance networks and to warn all the formations to halt any movement in the area. 9 – To hide from being directly or indirectly spotted, especially at night. 10 – To hide under thick trees because they are the best cover against the planes. 11 – To stay in places unlit by the sun such as the shadows of the buildings or the trees. 12 – Maintain complete silence of all wireless contacts. 13 – Disembark of vehicles and keep away from them especially when being chased or during combat. 14 – To deceive the drone by entering places of multiple entrances and exits. 15 – Using underground shelters because the missiles fired by these planes are usually of the fragmented anti-personnel and not anti-buildings type. 16 – To avoid gathering in open areas and in urgent cases, use building of multiple doors or exits. 17 – Forming anti-spies groups to look for spies and agents. 18 – Formation of fake gatherings such as using dolls and statutes to be placed outside false ditches to mislead the enemy. 19 – When discovering that a drone is after a car, leave the car immediately and everyone should go in different direction because the planes are unable to get after everyone. 20 – Using natural barricades like forests and caves when there is an urgent need for training or gathering. 21 – In frequently targeted areas, use smoke as cover by burning tires. 22 – As for the leaders or those sought after, they should not use communications equipment because the enemy usually keeps a voice tag through which they can identify the speaking person and then locate him.
Disclosure of drone-strike victims dropped from Senate bill http://rt.com/usa/155492-drone-victims-disclosure-senate/
Britain, France deploy 8 fighter jets to Lithuania and Poland http://rt.com/news/155504-uk-france-baltic-jets/
China unveils anti-drone laser weapon able to shoot down 'small aircraft' within 5 seconds http://rt.com/news/201795-china-drone-defense-laser/
The architecture of buildings should be equipped with roofs that hangs out a lot to avoid free sight for killings by drones from above.
UN sounds alarm on rise of autonomous 'killer robots' http://rt.com/news/205539-un-drones-us-civilians/
Drönare, het julklapp som väcker frågor http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=478&grupp=12937&artikel=6058881
Försvarets drönare på väg till Mali http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/486769?programid=412
Russia: These Orlan-10 DRONES will be the 'eye in the sky' over NATO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYh3wfU8TOc
Drone breaks into French military communications site airspace http://rt.com/news/238865-france-drone-navy-base/
Russia to kill drones, missiles with 10km-range super-high frequency cannon http://www.rt.com/news/267187-shf-cannon-russia-drones/
sr nordegren drönare http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=4058&artikel=6133565
Buildings should have roofs at first floor hanging out around them, to protect from drones viewing from above.
Remote controlled killing: Drone warfare reduces horrors of conflict for those who can afford it https://www.rt.com/op-ed/428361-drones-technology-killing-war/
Saudi Arabia is suspected to have sent a drone into Syria simultanous to the first claimed use of nerve gas in Syria.