Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spy drones to swarm over Britain by 2012?

There was embarrassment last week for Merseyside police when it emerged that they had been using drones – small, unmanned spy planes fitted with cameras – without a licence. Officially known as UAVs or ­unmanned aerial vehicles, they are already deployed in Iraq and ­Afghanistan, but were first modified for civilian purposes in Los Angeles in 2006.

Merseyside's gaffe gave rise to headlines that their drones may be grounded. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the advance guard of surveillance technology and it is already being widely operated across the country, although this has prompted little debate. More...

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