Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Toy Helicopters

http://www.officer.com/publication/printer.jsp?id=46815

Just when I got you all watching for large helicopters to help inmates escape, now the inmates are using little helicopters to ferry in cell phones! There are many companies that make some highly sophisticated "toy" helicopters. These have long range and pretty good carrying ability.

As the military increases the use of robots for warfare, they will drive the technology to make small flying devices. Recently, I read an article that they are trying to develop flying insect size robots that can see and send video signals. Can you defend your jail against that kind of spying?

Inmates often have contacts in the outside world who have access to impressive resources. Large helicopters, small helicopters, toy helicopters, robot bugs, none of this is outside the realm of the possible any longer. Those who guard our prisons need to stay ahead of the technologies that can help prisoners escape or smuggle in drugs; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Nuno M. Cabe├žadas said...

Its even more dangerous because its easy to convert a guided helicopter or plane into a guided bomb or a missile just by adding explosives. Even surrounded by body guards, high ranking government personal may be killed if easly seen.

You are free to delete my comment if it may inspire any wrong doing, but want to warn you about the possibility and let you think about it.

Cheers

Bunkermeister said...

Nuno, if I deleted anyone, it would not be you! I agree and also had that thought. If both you and I are thinking it, then we can be sure that OBL or his henchmen are thinking it too.

Nuno M. Cabe├žadas said...

I'm not afraid of OBL or somebody like him, because they have enough resources to deploy better weapons.

I fear extremists, hired killers or even common criminals who are unable to find or use a true weapon system, but can use something easy to source to do something otherwise impossible to them.

Cheers

Bunkermeister said...

Criminals watch TV and movies and they can get ideas just as good, or bad, as any we give here.