Surveillance Drones

As the Trump administration prepares to further expand the US’s lethal drone program, increasing the risk of civilian casualties and unlawful killings, Amnesty International is calling on four European countries to urgently overhaul the crucial operational and intelligence assistance they provide to the program. Amnesty International and others have documented cases, under successive US administrations, where […]

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According to Defense News, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is preparing to ask German lawmakers to authorize a €1 billion ($1.22 billion) program to lease a handful of armed Heron-TP drones from Israel. The minister will likely make the request “within days or weeks.” The report states that Berlin would not actually take delivery of the aircraft, but instead would deploy […]

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A two-page spread illustrating the monstrous reach of the intelligence-military-industrial complex in chapter 17 of Verax (all images courtesy Metropolitan Books) The worlds of surveillance, journalism, and comics come together in Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel, a recent piece of comics journalism by cartoonist Khalil Bendib and […]

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The addition of Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton surveillance UAVs to the island territory comes at a turbulent time for the region. China is actively recapitalizing artificial islands and islet reefs in the South China Sea with new missile shelters and communication jamming equipment. Japan is installing new missile bases a few hundred miles from Chinese shores and the US and People’s Liberation […]

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Lately the headlines about drone surveillance are all too predictable: it’s Big Brother up there, fastidiously tracking the minutiae of all our movements and reporting them back to some faceless spy agency. Never mind why the NSA would care about who’s buying Skittles at two in the afternoon. With new technological advancements naturally come new […]

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Russian R-330Zh Zhitel GPS / satcom / cellular jammer deployed in an exercise, 2017 (topwar.ru) By MarEx 2018-04-10 20:50:00 Maritime security experts have warned for years about the hazards that simple GPS jamming methods could pose to merchant shipping. According to American defense officials, the Russian military… read more at: https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/military-hardware-proves-vulnerable-to-gps-jamming

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