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    Default Drone technology - new countermeasures unfolding

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    Saw a CNN TV report on the US drone shown by Iran. This is a big deal and a very serious loss of intelligence secret technology.
    Because it is captured intact in full working order. That means the high technology will be revealed.
    According to CNN, some brilliant people may have managed to hack into the software controlling the drone and then command it to fly and land inside Iran in one piece. Much better than shooting it down.

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    Another way is to fool the operators of the drone who are stationed somewhere on the other side of the globe. The intelligence gatherers listen to handphone conversations and do a match of the voice of the person speaking. If it matches a high priority target then they get the drone to fire a missile.
    But -what if the enemy wises up and learned how to fool the drone operators and intelligence gatherers?

    For example, they can pre-record the voice and play it back from a chosen location.
    Then if the drone is fired, it may hit a building full of civilians or school children or soldiers of friendly allies.
    Then the whole thing becomes a public relations disaster for the country firing the missile from the drone.
    They will put in so many checks and approval levels that the command decision to fire a missile becomes paralysed in future. No one dares to make the decision in future and will keep insisting on more checks to be made.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 13th December 2011 at 12:30 AM.

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    If true then quite brilliant. How they managed to achieve it?
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    They should have counter this by a self-destructive mode where they can trigger the drone to explode on command with the existing missiles they carry or a separate bomb within.

    So whenever they lose control of the drone; they can trigger a self destructive mode.

    But the best option is still to encrypt and protect any communication to the drone from outside interference if possible.
    Last edited by Rocky78; 17th February 2012 at 01:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    If true then quite brilliant. How they managed to achieve it?
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    Supposedly by broadcasting a strong GPS-like signal to the drone. Made it "think" it was elsewhere.
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