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110 Potential Drone Bases In U.S.

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:28:34 +0000
Archived: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:38:22 -0400
Subject: 110 Potential Drone Bases In U.S.


Dear List:

I am posting this list/e-mail from Steven Aftergood to help weed
out actual ufo sightings from known aircraft that will now be
flying in our skies.

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SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2012, Issue No. 57
June 14, 2012

Secrecy News Blog: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

Pentagon Lists 110 Potential Drone Bases In U.S.

The Department of Defense has identified 110 sites in the United
States that could serve as bases for military unmanned aerial
systems (UAS), or drones. A new report to Congress lists each of
the 110 sites "and the UAS likely to fly at that location." See
"Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Training, Operations, and Sustainability," Department of
Defense, April 2012.

The newly disclosed DoD report was first reported by
InsideDefense.com.

The actual or potential drone bases are located in 39 of the 50
states, from Fort McClellan in Alabama to Camp Guernsey in
Wyoming, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico.

Currently, the DoD and the military have "88 active certificates
of authorization (COAs) at various locations around the country"
that permit them to fly UASs outside of restricted military
zones, the report to Congress said. COAs are issued by the
Federal Aviation Administration.

But "The rapid increase in fielded UAS has created a strong
demand for access within the NAS [National Airspace System] and
international airspace. The demand for airspace to test new
systems and train UAS operators has quickly exceeded the current
airspace available for these activities," the report said.

The Senate Armed Services Committee, evidently receptive to this
demand, said in its report on the FY2013 defense authorization
act that integration of drones into domestic airspace should be
accelerated. See "Senate: Drones Need to Operate 'Freely and
Routinely' in U.S.," Secrecy News, June 8, 2012.

The website Public Intelligence previously identified 64 U.S.
drone site locations. See also "Revealed: 64 Drone Bases on
American Soil" by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Wired Danger
Room, June 13:

"UAS will not achieve their full potential military utility
unless they can go where manned aircraft go with the same
freedom of navigation, responsiveness, and flexibility," the new
DoD report to Congress said.

A bill "to protect individual privacy against unwarranted
governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned aerial
vehicles" (HR 5925) was introduced in the House of
Representatives on June 7 by Rep. Austin Scott. A companion bill
(S.3287) has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Rand Paul.

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Thank god a couple of individuals representing the American
public are aware of the potential for abuse in the name of
National Security.


KK


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