Criminals used a swarm of drones to surveil and disrupt an FBI hostage operation

Criminals are increasingly using drones in illegal activity and as a way to counter surveil and disrupt the FBI and other law enforcement agents, according to a report by Defense One.

The publication cites one instance where an FBI hostage rescue team set up a raised observation post to monitor a situation. A so-called “swarm” of small drones appeared and assailed the FBI in a series of “high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation post to flush them.” That incident was shared by Joe Mazel, head of the agency’s operational technology law unit at the AUVSI Xponential conference in Denver. Mazel said the FBI agents lost situational awareness. “We were then blind. It definitely presented some challenges.” Swarms of drones were…

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