Unmanned aircraft, which have already revolutionized warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, are entering U.S. airspace. While drones have already been used to patrol the border and track forest fires, their most controversial use may be as surveillance tools for federal, state and local law enforcement.
SOURCE: AeroVironment, Honeywell, Draganfly Innovations, General Atomics | Alberto Cuadra/The Washington Post - Jan. 23, 2011
Privacy issues hover over police drone use Article | AUSTIN - The suspect's house, just west of this city, sat on a hilltop at the end of a steep, exposed driveway. Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety believed the man inside had a large stash of drugs and a cache of weapons, including high-caliber rifles.