Unauthorized drones are buzzing a Washington, D.C. military base twice a day, study finds

Unauthorized drones are flying an average of twice a day above critical military infrastructure just 4 miles from the White House, according to new study from drone-detection start-up Dedrone and the Department of Defense.

“This is a concerning rate,” Dedrone CEO Jorg Lamprecht told CNBC, “especially in light of international incidents where drones have crashed into other aircraft, and been used by terrorists, and used in other illicit activities.”

In one recent example, the Islamic State used a small drone to bomb an ammunition dump at a stadium in Syria, setting off a chain of explosions. And this September, a civilian drone crashed into a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter.

Source: Unauthorized drones are buzzing a Washington, D.C. military base twice a day, study finds

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