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Americans Prefer Unmanned Aircraft For Homeland Security

Last update: 25/06/2013
 
KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 (Bernama) -- An overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of unmanned aircraft for homeland security, search and rescue, and fighting crime, according to a new poll released by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)to Bernama.

The study, conducted by Institute for Homeland Security Solutions and RTI International, shows that the majority of the general public support the use of unmanned aircraft in the United States for a wide array of uses.

According to the national study involving 2,000 respondents, 57 percent of the general public support the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for any application.

When asked about specific uses of the technology, support was significantly higher, with 88 percent of respondents supporting UAS for search and rescue operations.

In addition, two-thirds of Americans support their use in homeland security missions.....

 
 
 

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