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It could be that they (.mil or .gov) are testing/ calibrating something. I could see a battlefield application where combining drones to do a detailed survey could come in handy.
And that would be the application of 5G, as I stated some pages back. I honestly think that's what this "testing" is all about...the symbiotic (if that's the correct term) relationship of one drone and how hundreds more can mirror its actions.



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Nobody out there has brought one of these down yet? Somebody really needs to step up their game.


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Might just be, what someone is testing is... us.


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Nobody out there has brought one of these down yet? Somebody really needs to step up their game.
I keep opening this thread wanting to read that someone has brought one down.



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I guess Colorado just doesn't have enough hillbillies. If this were Missouri there would ten or twenty hanging over someone's fireplace. Smile



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Or more likely they know exactly what’s going on and it’s none of our business.


This is my guess.

WAYYYY too much press and legal attention over this for hobbyists or trolls to keep up.

The govt has a long history of covering up black projects.



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Several Local & Gov agencies meet On 1/9 with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, including the FAA, & agreed to continue investigating the drone sightings.

"Multiple FAA divisions are working closely with federal, state and local stakeholders to try to determine whether the reported sightings in Colorado and Nebraska are drones and, if so, who is operating them and for what reason," the FAA said in a statement.

The FAA also said it's contacted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites, drone companies and companies authorized to operate drones in the area, but hasn't been able to determine if any of these are responsible for the drone swarms.

The FBI didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. These activities are now under surveillance & there should be some answers forthcoming soon...


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Several Local & Gov agencies meet On 1/9 with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, including the FAA, & agreed to continue investigating the drone sightings.

"Multiple FAA divisions are working closely with federal, state and local stakeholders to try to determine whether the reported sightings in Colorado and Nebraska are drones and, if so, who is operating them and for what reason," the FAA said in a statement.

The FAA also said it's contacted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites, drone companies and companies authorized to operate drones in the area, but hasn't been able to determine if any of these are responsible for the drone swarms.

The FBI didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. These activities are now under surveillance & there should be some answers forthcoming soon...


I suspect that the unspoken message they have received is to go through the motions of an investigation. But, don't look too hard. JMO
 
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Several Local & Gov agencies meet On 1/9 with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, including the FAA, & agreed to continue investigating the drone sightings.

"Multiple FAA divisions are working closely with federal, state and local stakeholders to try to determine whether the reported sightings in Colorado and Nebraska are drones and, if so, who is operating them and for what reason," the FAA said in a statement.

The FAA also said it's contacted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites, drone companies and companies authorized to operate drones in the area, but hasn't been able to determine if any of these are responsible for the drone swarms.

The FBI didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. These activities are now under surveillance & there should be some answers forthcoming soon...


I'm sure they have top men investigating.

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If the government tells me they have no idea what it is, then I can only assume it's alien, and there surely aren't any laws that prevent me from protecting earth against the invasion. Wink


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The current record for busting a clay pigeon in the air is currently 130 yards. Don't know what size shot was used but suspect i may have been #4. Buckshot would carry somewhat farther but the limited number of pelets would take that from a skill shot to pure luck.

BTW, I've busted clays falling to a 60 yard berm with # 7.5 shot. As for why I was shooting that far out, it's simple, it's because this idiot had the safety set when the bird was launched. That far out you just aim about 4 feet under the clay and hope to get a bit lucky. So far I'm at 2 out of 4. Yeah, this idiot does forget to check the safety a bit too often.

So, if these drones are flying at say 1000 feet it's a sure bet the only shotgun load capable of carrying that far straight up would be 00 Buck. In a 3 inch shell that is typically 9 pellets and in a 3 1/2 shell I think it's 12 pellets. In addition you have to get the lead just right. ON the plus side 00 Buck doesn't spread as much as birdshot so I'm guessing the 30 yard spread would be around 24 inches. So, 1000/90 ft times 24 inches would be a 266 inch (22 feet) pattern. So, in simple terms it is unlikely that a shotgun could take out a drone at 1000 feet. Because any failure in lead added to the low pattern density means the odds of someone with an 18 inch Mossberg actually hitting a drone is likely in the range of 0.05 percent or less.

Thus the reason why we haven't seen more of these things shot down. Hitting a moving target with a shotgun is a lot more difficult that most paper punchers will ever know.


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If the government tells me they have no idea what it is, then I can only assume it's alien, and there surely aren't any laws that prevent me from protecting earth against the invasion. Wink

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On a somewhat related bit of news.

U.S. may call a halt to its civilian drone program over security fears
By Trevor Mogg January 13, 2020 12:15AM PST
The U.S. Department of Interior (DoI) is set to permanently ground its fleet of around 1,000 drones because of fears over security, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

The remotely controlled quadcopters were taken out of service in October 2019 pending a thorough review of the civilian drone program amid concerns that the Chinese-made machines could be used to send sensitive data back to China.

But sources close to the review have told the FT that the department is expected to take them out of service for good after officials warned that the Chinese government has the ability to access the drones’ data, which includes images and location information.

It’s not clear when David Bernhardt, the secretary of the interior, will make an announcement regarding the review, but the sources’ revelations suggest it could be coming soon.


The department had been using the drones for a variety of tasks that included land and forest monitoring, dam inspections, and assisting efforts to tackle wildfires and other natural disasters. It’s possible that if a permanent ban is announced, the department may still use the machines in emergency situations such as tackling wildfires, and also for training purposes.

The FT’s report claimed that “various agencies have protested against the proposals” to stop using the drones, with the devices considered a vital part of their operations. An American-made drone capable of competing with Chinese drones such as those made by market leader DJI would go a long way to solving the issue, but officials are reportedly yet to find a suitable replacement among domestic offerings.

The government’s problem with the use of Chinese-made drones returns us to the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China that has also hit Shenzhen-based tech giant Huawei over similar security-related fears.

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I just Googled this topic. Some of the enforcement agencies have announced that they are already scaling back their investigation. They say that they looked for them and can't find anything.

I suppose the next thing they will tell us that all those folks saw, was weather balloons and swamp gas....

Someone is counting on the fact that the public has an attention span that is equivalent to my cat's. They'd, unfortunately, be correct.
 
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I really wouldn't mind if the government just came out and said it's an intelligence issue and not appropriate for the general public to know about. Instead of lying to the public.....that offends me.
 
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I thought it was illegal to fly drones at night


Not illegal -with a waiver- if flying under Part 107.


It's actual legal for hobbyists to fly at night under certain conditions. You still need to know about the airspace regulations, required lights and respect all of the rules in place.

Part 107 commercial operators do need a daytime waiver.


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