Mock Drone Attack On German Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced a mock drone 'attack' from a UAV during an election campaign event in Germany. Take a look at the television coverage from the city of Dresden.


(Germany's Merkel experiences drone 'attack')

[The drone] was operated by a member of the German Pirate Party as a protest against government surveillance and the ongoing scandal over the Euro Hawk drone program—which failed because it could not get certified to fly in European airspace. In a statement, the deputy head of the Pirate Party, Markus Barenhoff, said, "The goal of the effort was to make Chancellor Merkel and Defense Minister de Maiziere realize what it's like to be subjugated to drone observation."

I hope you also noted her amused expression as the Parrott AR quadcopter drone landed right in front of her. She would be less amused if she had read Daniel Suarez' excellent novel Kill Decision, which provides a chilling warning of how inexpensive drone technology can be used to deadly effect even in democratic countries.

Via ArsTechnica.

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