Accession Number:

AD1019773

Title:

Remotely Piloted Innovation: Terrorism, Drones and Supportive Technology

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

U.S. Military Academy -Combating Terrorism Center West Point United States

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Report Date:

2016-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

In mid-August 2016, the Shiite militant group Hezbollah reportedly dropped two small bombs from what is believed to have been a modified, commercially available drone that it was flying over rebel positions in Syria. While terrorist groups have long had a fascination with drones and experimented with their use, the incident was a first for a terror group, and it potentially represents the leading edge of a wave of similar incidents that could follow in the months, years and decades ahead.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE