Small drones pose a ‘serious threat’ to Canada’s troops, report warns

Small drones pose a ‘serious threat’ to Canada’s troops, report warns

U.S. Army scientists successfully destroyed a drone with a laser earlier this year. “We absolutely blew lots of stuff up,” the lead researcher said. By Patrick Cain Small consumer-scale drones “pose real and significant threats to military operations,” a report published in May by Ottawa-based defence scientists warns. Sophisticated quadcopter drones are now being sold to hobbyists at around a $1,000 price point, the report says, a cost that could let a potential enemy treat it as “an affordable and expendable item.” Well-funded Western militaries are embracing unpiloted aircraft […]

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