Drones have been recognised as a very real threat to Australian cities, as the use of the technology by terrorist organisations increases.
Defence contractor EPE manager Keith Mollison, who had 25 years’ experience in the British Army including a stint as deputy director of intelligence, spoke at the annual Safe Cities conference about the threat of drones on Wednesday.
Drones can inadvertently cause significant hazards to public safety,” he said at the Brisbane conference.
“The spectrum of improper and illegal use of drones, even inadvertently, ranges from mischief to mayhem to protest, even acts of terror. They are used for many purposes – for recreation, for journalism or commerce and a lot of legal uses as well. Even drones used for legal purposes have the potential to cause significant disruption.”
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