When drones are sighted in or near the high-security areas of our nuclear forces, alarm bells start going off. Small, hard to detect, and high tech, drones are the latest spy threat to our national security. Defenses nee to be developed to identify and destroy. Even some of nuclear power plants have been snooped by drones. We cannot take the chance that it is just a curious hobbyist at play.
As Written By Bill Gertz for Washington Times:
Drone aircraft recently carried out unauthorized intrusions over Air Force and Navy nuclear facilities, and the incidents pose a growing threat, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command disclosed to Congress Wednesday.
Gen. John E. Hyten revealed the drone threats in written testimony before the House Armed Services Committee for a hearing on nuclear deterrence.
“Of recent concern have been the unauthorized flights of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over Navy and Air Force installations,” Gen. Hyten said. “These intrusions represent a growing threat to the safety and security of nuclear weapons and personnel.”
Currently, the Navy and Air Force are planning to deploy counter-unmanned aerial system defenses that Gen. Hyten said will “effectively detect, track and, if necessary, engage small UAS vehicles.”
The commander said protecting U.S. nuclear forces and facilities is a top priority.
“We are continually assessing threats to ensure our security apparatus is capable of denying unauthorized access or use of nuclear….
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