What do you know about drones? You know drones — those robotic, unmanned
planes that fire missiles for the American military across Afghanistan,
Pakistan and anywhere else the United States needs to get away with
Well if you don’t know too much, don’t worry, that’ll change soon. The
Federal Aviation Administration is looking into rules that will bring
the controversial aircraft into the country, creating an United States
airspace buzzing with tiny, robot planes to look over every inch of
American soil — and maybe more.
An article published Tuesday in the Los Angeles Times reveals that new
drone planes could be coming domestically quite soon, as both law
enforcement and the agricultural sector are seeing benefits in keeping
an arsenal of unmanned planes ready to patrol the skies. For farmers,
drones could bring a new method of pumping pesticides into fields of
crops from above; for the cops, the aircraft could conduct surveillance
over suspected criminals (think police chopper but remote controlled).
The Times reports that utility companies see a benefit in drones as
well, giving them a new set of eyes to monitor oil, gas and water
But with missile-equipped drones causing thousands of deaths overseas,
the installation of a drone program stateside could be detrimental to
America as the government all but deems the country fit as a warfront.