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Report: FBI Using Drones for 7 Years

September 27, 2013  | 

Photo via Draganfly Innovations.
Photo via Draganfly Innovations.
Operating with almost no public notice, the FBI has spent more than $3 million to operate a fleet of small drone aircraft in domestic investigations, according to a report released Thursday by a federal watchdog agency.

The unmanned surveillance planes have helped FBI agents storm barricaded buildings, track criminal suspects and examine crime scenes since 2006, longer than previously known, according to the 35-page inspector general’s audit of drones used by the Justice Department.

The FBI unmanned planes weigh less than 55 pounds each and are unarmed, the report said. The FBI declined requests to discuss its drone operations Thursday.

Auditors also found that the ATF had bought drones and planned to use them. The U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration, which also fall under the Justice Department, purchased and tested drones but decided not to deploy them in active operations.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.


Comments (4)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 9/28/2013 12:04 AM

I will bet they know exactly where every nude sunbather is in the USA.

Rick @ 9/30/2013 2:21 PM

Hopefully they have great video of the islamic terror training camps that are scattered around the US, so they can start arresting them and shutting them down. Before anyone disagrees, I initially didn't believe it, but if you do a search for terrorist training camps in the US, you'll find the info for yourself.

Boston @ 9/30/2013 5:41 PM

Like it a surprise most of these agency have been using airplanes for decades.

Trigger @ 10/1/2013 11:30 AM

Excellent, put more in the air.

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