BY EDITOR’S NEWS DESK STAFF
The sky, and soon the seas will be filled with unmanned spy craft
(STARpod.us News Desk) — DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, moves ahead on an unmanned “submarine hunter” to ” to track and follow enemy subs for months.”
The Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) is intended to “create a technological strategic advantage against the burgeoning quiet submarine threat and reduce manpower and other costs associated with current ASW trail operations.”
STARpod.us asks if the next generation of miniature drones and robots will be used in conflicts like the current situation in Syria, for assassination as well as surveillance.
Privacy concerns are being raised over President Barack Obama’s approval to allow unmanned drone spy planes to fly in U.S. air space. UPI reports, “In a few years the skies over the United States will be filled with hundreds if not thousands of of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, doing a variety of tasks — border security, disaster relief, search and rescue, counter-terrorism and looking down on people and streets on behalf of police departments.”
CNN asks “when are drone killings illegal,” noting that “the Bush and Obama administrations’ extraordinary program of targeted killing has resulted in the deaths of as many as 4,400 people to date.”
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