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Drone Shoot-Down Policy Imposed In Deep South

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Police and soldiers inspect the site of the grenade attacks in Yala province on Tuesday

 

YALA — Security forces in the southern border provinces have been instructed to shoot down on sight any unidentified drones in their vicinity, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

 

The order followed a grenade attack which injured two paramilitary members in Yala province on Tuesday. A drone was seen scouting the outpost for several nights prior to the attack, according to Thanawee Suwannarat, a spokesman for the counter-insurgency agency.

 

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Army denies ‘shoot to destroy’ order on drones in South

By The Nation

 

The Fourth Army Region has denied there is a standing order for aerial drones to be shot down in the southern border provinces but points out there are rules governing drone flights.

 

Col Pramote Prom-in, spokesman for forward command at Internal Security Operations Command Region 4, said drones cannot be flown in aviation zones or near military outposts, checkpoints and other areas engaged in national security.

Offenders would face legal measures and the drones could be seized and destroyed, he said.

 

Pramote dismissed news reports that the Fourth Army Region chief had ordered the automatic destruction of any drone flying in the region.

 

The reports followed a May 15 insurgent attack on a military outpost in Yala’s Yaha district in which two people were injured. Someone at the scene reported a drone flying over the outpost a few days earlier.

 

Pramote said the erroneous reports had caused public confusion and misunderstanding.

 

Drones could still be used for aerial photography anywhere in the South that is not deemed sensitive in regard to safety and security, he said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30345619

 
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What does it matter? Deny or not deny? Just shoot the shit down if it will turn out better for security in the region.

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Good sport with shotguns - use drones instead of clays   :tongue:

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8 hours ago, JoePai said:

Good sport with shotguns - use drones instead of clays   :tongue:

Sure  thing !  Open  season  on  airborne!  

Errmmm.  Wait  a  moment !

Can that  be limited  to  slingshot  arms only?

The   flying  pink pig  of  Peace may  be  passing  soon !

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Next drones carrying grenades?

We have Thailand 4.0; maybe now it will be Insurgency 4.0.

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Army denies issuing order to shoot down drones in South

By THE NATION

 

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THE FOURTH Army Region has denied there is a standing order for aerial drones to be shot down in the southern border provinces but it pointed out there were rules governing drone flights.

 

Colonel Pramote Prom-in, spokesman for the forward command at Internal Security Operations Command Region 4, said drones could not be flown in aviation zones or near military outposts and checkpoints or near other areas involving national security.

 

Offenders would face legal measures and the drones could be seized and destroyed, he said. Pramote dismissed news reports that the Fourth Army Region chief had ordered the automatic destruction of any drone flying in the region.

 

The reports followed an attack on Tuesday by suspected militants on a military outpost in Yala’s Yaha district in which two people were injured. Someone at the scene reported having seen a drone flying over the outpost a few days earlier. Pramote said the erroneous report had caused public confusion and misunderstanding. Drones could still be used for aerial photography anywhere in the South not deemed sensitive to safety and security, he said.

 

Two possible approaches could be used to stop unwanted surveillance by drones, said Somkid Nakapisut, director of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Region 4 Office in Songkhla.

 

The first approach would involve advance prevention through human patrols looking for drones in prohibited areas, and would include timely action to impound any drones so discovered. The second approach would use “anti-drone” technology, featuring a device emitting radio signals that would interfere with a drone’s navigational control.

 

Somkid said the first approach would be suitable for general surveillance over large areas, while the second more expensive option is best used in narrower areas such as near airports and runways. 

 

It would be a good idea to also get the exact number of registered drone owners in each province, he added.

 

Most drones registered so far with his office are used by media outlets and state offices, he said. Not many other people or organisations had yet registered their drones.

 

Somkid said the NBTC had stations in the southern border provinces that, in addition to controlling signals for digital TV and Internet/Wi-Fi, could check for the frequency of drones. There is one such station in Satun and Pattani provinces, and two each in Songkhla, Yala and Narathiwat provinces.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30345666

 
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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Drones could still be used for aerial photography anywhere in the South not deemed sensitive to safety and security, he said.

that impossible-to-define national security again; to be used for anything and everything;

paranoid, perceived threats without substance; nauseating

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5 hours ago, YetAnother said:

that impossible-to-define national security again; to be used for anything and everything;

paranoid, perceived threats without substance; nauseating

Yes, those pesky "perceived threats without substance".  I hate when that happens..........

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6 hours ago, YetAnother said:

that impossible-to-define national security again; to be used for anything and everything;

paranoid, perceived threats without substance; nauseating

Not a paranoia, perception or a secret.  Hand launched drones have been and still are used by military forces for DIY near range reconnaissance.  They do have the internet down South. 

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And they just keep getting smaller and quieter (Nanodrones).

 

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