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With Unconventional Weapons, Drones Hit Their Limits

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 16, 2017 | 08:30 GMT
A man in a hazardous materials suit goes through a decontamination shower during a WMD training workshop in California.
A man in a hazardous materials suit goes through a decontamination shower during a WMD training workshop in California.
(JUSTIN SULLIVAN/Getty Images)

Could terrorists or other criminals use off-the-shelf drones to launch chemical, biological or radiological attacks? Actually, the difficulties of using unmanned vehicles for biological, chemical or radiological attacks outweigh their potential effectiveness. The payload limits of commercially available drones, combined with a lack of access to military munitions, would limit the damage any drone attacks could wreak....

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