On 11 January 2016, the Remote Control project published a groundbreaking new report from Open Briefing on the potential hostile use of civilian drones.
In the report, Hostile drones: The hostile use of drones by non-state actors against British targets, our team of analysts evaluated over 200 commercially-available drones and assessed known drone use by non-state groups, including terrorist organisations, insurgent groups, organised crime groups, corporations and activists. The report also set out a series of recommendations to mitigate the threat from the hostile use of drones.
The report was widely covered in the news media, including by the Guardian, Daily Mail, Express and BBC, as well as in the technology press, including Wired and Tech Insider. Open Briefing analysts also gave several interviews to TV and radio news programmes, including RT.
The next day, Open Briefing published a supplementary risk assessment based on 270 individual likelihood/impact judgements taking into account the type of threat group, the type of unmanned vehicle, the theatre, the nature of the threat and the target.
You can watch Open Briefing researcher Matt Clarke being interviewed about the report on RT below: