Unrestrained drone use increases threat of terrorist attacks, FSB chief warns

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MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. The uncontrolled use of drones considerably raises the risk of terrorist attacks, FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov said at the 17th Meeting of Heads of Special Services, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies from FSB partner states.

“Terrorists are very skillful at adapting to changing conditions and their use of state-of-the-art scientific and technological innovations are seriously complicating the work of the special services when it comes to responding quickly to emerging threats,” FSB chief noted. “We believe that one of the pressing problems now is the growing danger of terrorists using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), both homespun and, even more dangerous, those manufactured professionally.”

Bortnikov recalled that Russian servicemen in Syria have “repeatedly and successfully repelled mass attacks by militants, who used drones.”

“Recent events in Venezuela confirmed the danger of terror groups using drones,” the FSB chief pointed out.

“We believe that the uncontrolled proliferation and use of drones can potentially lead to their use in carrying out terror attacks. We think it is necessary to promptly embark on setting the legal and regulatory framework on using UAVs in order to prevent and promptly neutralize this threat,” the FSB head suggested.

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