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NPR: US National Guard wants more drones for domestic use

US National Guard wants more drones, NPR claims

By: Michael Hatamoto from Jul 23, 2015 @ 12:35 CDT

The National Guard has even more drones available for flights in the United States, and it looks like there is increased interest to use military drones in American airspace.


Of specific note, there is interest in using drones for unclassified missions, such as surveillance after natural disasters, fugitive manhunts, and specific police scenarios.

"There's no iron, there's no aircraft here in Tennessee. I will say we are working to get iron in the state so they're available for the governor to use in a state of emergency," Said Keith Albritten from the Tennessee Air Guard, in a statement to NPR.

Of course, Senator Mae Beavers (R-TN) is aware of the obvious concerns civilians have regarding drones flying over our homes: "The very idea that someone could use a drone to spy on you through your windows at home or in the privacy of your backyard even. I think that bothers people."


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