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FAA official:
No armed drones in U.S.

Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang

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Posted By:ronbet, 2/13/2013 4:57:23 PM

MCLEAN, Va. — A top official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public on Wednesday that, despite the fear and paranoia of some, no armed drones will be permitted to fly in U.S. airspace. “We currently have rules in the books that deal with releasing anything from an aircraft, period. Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft,” said Jim Williams, head of the FAA´s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, in an address to the drone industry’s leading trade group meeting this week in Northern Virginia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: keekng, 2/13/2013 4:59:43 PM     (No. 9174688)

That sounds good but what does his boss say? Curious minds want to know the truth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: QRP, 2/13/2013 5:02:38 PM     (No. 9174693)

That fireball was just your imagination - ok maybe a gas leak, would you believe a bad case of flatulence?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 2/13/2013 5:05:15 PM     (No. 9174696)

The military flies aircraft that would violate these rules all the time, so what would stop it if the ´right´ agency had an armed drone?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: not so little nell, 2/13/2013 5:09:31 PM     (No. 9174702)

Do I trust the people running government? Do I trust Karl Rove too? Does a man in a sleigh fly over my rooftop every December?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rubberneck, 2/13/2013 5:15:15 PM     (No. 9174707)

“We currently have rules in the books that deal with releasing anything from an aircraft, period. Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft.”

I´m not buying.

Harvesting critters from planes and helicopters is already an important methodology used in wildlife management, in the wide open spaces. Right now it´s a guy with a rifle... but they´re obviously breaking Mr. FAA´s rules, if there are such rules.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/13/2013 5:19:07 PM     (No. 9174709)

What about ´unarmed´ drones?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey, 2/13/2013 5:26:15 PM     (No. 9174722)

Oh, that´s correct, unless they are gummint/poilce drones, then the rules are contingent on ´interpretation´ of someones interpretation of someone elses interpretation.

Hmmm, did I get that correct???

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Reply 8 - Posted by: treecat, 2/13/2013 5:27:44 PM     (No. 9174728)

We are from the government, trust us.......

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/13/2013 5:42:35 PM     (No. 9174744)

Yeah, now I´m Really worried -- getting reassurances about Anything is reason for concern.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/13/2013 5:43:14 PM     (No. 9174747)

Assurances from .gov that is

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Reply 11 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 2/13/2013 5:44:24 PM     (No. 9174751)

..and they won´t add a dime to the deficit

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 2/13/2013 6:00:43 PM     (No. 9174773)

We also have a couple of documents called the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that have served as the law of the land for several hundred years. They have been walked upon, spat upon and largely ignored by the illegal usurper in the White House. What is the FAA to him but another 3-lettered government agency that is to be ignored or threatened to do the One´s will.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/13/2013 6:04:41 PM     (No. 9174775)

Anyone know how long it takes to write and sign an executive order?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/13/2013 6:07:21 PM     (No. 9174777)

The way the government works is they can´t shoot you in the morning but by lunch time you could be toast and waken tomorrow morning to an imperial dictator.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LouD, 2/13/2013 6:18:51 PM     (No. 9174795)

Just because you are paranoid doesn´t mean they are not out to get you.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/13/2013 6:47:06 PM     (No. 9174853)

Well, that settles that...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mackrand, 2/13/2013 8:30:02 PM     (No. 9174999)

He said "Civil Aircraft" and we´re not talking about Civil Aircraft. We´re talking about police and Federal Agency Drone Aircraft and who ever is flying these Government Drones with the trigger on the joystick. I don´t expect many Civilian Drones to be flying around harassing people and I don´t expect many other people do either.

This FAA official and his script was written by a lawyer and he practiced saying "civil aircraft so it came out lower case and attenuated so nobody would notice it.

Later he will say, I didn´t say anything about Government Drones and PD Drones. You´ll have to ask the Pentagon or your local PD about that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/14/2013 3:38:59 AM     (No. 9175381)

Do you believe the goobermint? I don´t. When the faux president asks him military chiefs whether they would fire on US citizens as a vetting tool, would you believe the FAA? Not me.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/16/2013 9:07:11 AM     (No. 9378499)

Yeah, right.
The gub´mint doesn´t listen in on our phone calls either. Bwahahahaha

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