Posted September 26, 2018 12:00:00As of Wednesday, the United States military had deployed a drone equipped with facial recognition technology to detect drug traffickers and to track them through surveillance drones.
In addition to this drone, the Air Force also has a fleet of drones that can capture suspected terrorists in remote locations.
In this case, the military has also sent one of the drones into the skies to monitor a suspected terror cell, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“If we don’t have the capability to capture a terrorist and locate him, the terrorists can continue to plot against us, which is why we need to have the ability to locate them,” Army Gen. Steve Warren told reporters on Wednesday.
The drone that the military uses to locate suspected drug dealers is a P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. military’s first aircraft that can be armed with a machine gun and has been deployed to the Middle East.
The U.K. and Italy have also been using drones to track suspected terrorists, as well as the German military.
A U.N. Security Council resolution approved by the council last year said the use of drones to gather intelligence and gather intelligence-related data on the population of Syria and Iraq “may constitute acts of aggression against a sovereign state and an interference with the internal security of that state, in particular to obstruct the legitimate activities of a political opposition and its armed forces, or a civilian population” and would amount to war crimes.