US Military And Drone Warfare
- Forty drones were spotted flying over a California desert.
- When you see missiles attached to a drone, the enemy is close.
- Once considered fun to fly can now cause severe injury or stolen data.
- Drone warfare lessons that boost and secure an IT network.
- It has advanced system protection that’s as lethal as a drone strike.
When does science fiction become a reality? When the US Army launches a swarm of 40 quadcopter drones on the morning of September 11, 2022. The day has finally come when American soldiers will train and prepare for terminator-like drone warfare on the battlefield.
Once considered a child’s toy, it is now capable of carrying cameras, a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), with lethal munition capabilities into battle. Luis Alvarez shares the latest coordinated commercial drone attacks in today’s video.
What Is Drone Warfare?
Drone warfare is one form of Aerial warfare. A drone is a flying machine adopted by the military and used as an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) during a battle. When a drone hits a target, that’s known as a Drone strike.
As early as 1991, drones provided reconnaissance and aerial surveillance for the United States during the Gulf War. By 2001, the UCAVs were equipped with missiles to target and strike enemy combatants with MQ-1 predator drones.
During a drone strike, the most challenging task is that these UCAVs are difficult to shoot down due to their small size, hard to detect, and ability to leave the area quickly. Since their creation, many countries have discovered how to use weaponized commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
How Can Drones Wreak Havoc?
Drones are fun to fly, are used more than remote control cars, and became a favorite electronic hoovering device for all ages. Yet, that technology has also introduced bad, sinister, and dangerous behavior, which has caused injuries and privacy concerns. Below we’ve listed a few:
Commercial and military aircraft have the right of way when taking off or landing. Any drone entering that space or flight path could easily get sucked into a jet engine, causing a crash.
Terrorists can attach missiles and lethal munition capabilities to drones to strike a target. A person with a grudge can easily attach poisons and drop them into a city’s water system.
With a camera attached, drones can hoover undetected outside a single or multi-level office building. People inside rarely suspect they are being watched and recorded.
A sophisticated approach is computer hacking from a drone. The device lands on top of a data center equipped with a single-board computer and will attempt to steal sensitive information.
Highly organized gangs use drones to smuggle contraband into prisons. Drug cartels, on the other hand, use these devices to transport drugs across the Mexican–U.S. border.
The weight of a 50-pound commercial drone accidentally colliding with an unsuspecting pedestrian could prove harmful. An intentional collision could be fatal.
Two Drone Lessons That Boost IT Network Security
A successful drone strike comes from a strategically planned and well-organized command and control system. For your IT network to have zero casualties requires the same setup to function as designed and programmed.
The second lesson is that drones use electronic warfare to intercept and take down enemy drones. Your IT system needs digital warfare capabilities to cripple hacker intrusions and block cyberattacks.
Digital Warfare Protection From Alvarez Technology Group
As rapidly as technological change occurs, your cybersecurity needs will also change. The U.S. Military continues to study and improve its drone strike performance. You want an IT team to examine and update your organization’s network security with the same dedication.
At Alvarez Technology Group, we understand there’s a digital battle to take over your network. The IT protection we offer is as lethal as a drone strike. Contact us today or call Toll Free 1-866-78-iTeam to prevent hackers from wreaking havoc with your network.