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Title: The Proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Terrorist Use, Capability, and Strategic Implications

Abstract

There has been unparalleled proliferation and technological advancement of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across the globe in the past several years. As witnessed over the course of insurgency tactics, it is difficult to restrict terrorists from using widely available technology they perceive as advantageous to their overall strategy. Through a review of the characteristics, consumer market landscape, tactics, and countertactics, as well as operational use of consumer-grade UAVs, this open-source report seeks to provide an introductory understanding of the terrorist-UAV landscape, as well as insights into present and future capabilities. The caveat is evaluating a developing technology haphazardly used by terrorists in asymmetric conflicts.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1410035
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-740336
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Ball, Ryan Jokl. The Proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Terrorist Use, Capability, and Strategic Implications. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1410035.
Ball, Ryan Jokl. The Proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Terrorist Use, Capability, and Strategic Implications. United States. doi:10.2172/1410035.
Ball, Ryan Jokl. Mon . "The Proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Terrorist Use, Capability, and Strategic Implications". United States. doi:10.2172/1410035. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410035.
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abstractNote = {There has been unparalleled proliferation and technological advancement of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across the globe in the past several years. As witnessed over the course of insurgency tactics, it is difficult to restrict terrorists from using widely available technology they perceive as advantageous to their overall strategy. Through a review of the characteristics, consumer market landscape, tactics, and countertactics, as well as operational use of consumer-grade UAVs, this open-source report seeks to provide an introductory understanding of the terrorist-UAV landscape, as well as insights into present and future capabilities. The caveat is evaluating a developing technology haphazardly used by terrorists in asymmetric conflicts.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Oct 16 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Oct 16 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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