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On March 5, a drone came within 200 feet of a Boeing 777, leading to a momentary scramble to determine the origin and coordinates of the drone.
In the WTOP series "Spy in the Sky," we examine the types of drones used by the U.S. military and fears about targeted killings, both at home and abroad.
You usually can't hear them or see them. But they're watching. And they're everywhere.
The Federal Aviation Administration is soliciting proposals for six drone test sites, and Virginia officials are making their pitch.
A Senate committee has backed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies.
The drones used by the military cost more than $4 million each, so no civilian agency is rushing to buy one. But there are simpler versions that can be used by law enforcement, and even simpler ones that are used by civilian hobbyists.
The video, called "Citizen Drone Warfare," focuses on a drone mounted with a paintball pistol that flies over a field, hitting human-shaped targets with pellets.