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NEWS FEED TUESDAY: Drone Attacks Coming to the U.S.?

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 17, 2019
  • 3 min read

While most drones can carry only relatively small payloads, this will not deter terrorists. Several terrorists working together can launch an attack using several small drones, each carrying approximately a pound of explosives with shrapnel and triggered to explode by radio signal or by cell phone. Alternatively, a single terrorist could use a heavy-lift drone to transport explosives and explode them over the target, or to drop an explosive device near a specific target or into a crowd.

— Dr. Brian Blodgett, In Homeland Security, May 6, 2019
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