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Monday, November 08, 2021

Drone Attacked Infrastructure

Appears to be the first infrastructure targeting drone attack reported.   Expect more.

Drone at Pennsylvania Electric Substation First to 'Specifically Target Energy Infrastructure'

CNN, Sean Lyngaas, November 4, 2021

A recent memo from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center revealed that a July 2020 drone crash near a Pennsylvania power substation was the first known case of a "modified unmanned aircraft system likely being used in the U.S. to specifically target energy infrastructure." The memo said the drone likely was modified to create a "short circuit to cause damage to transformers or distribution lines, based on the design and recovery location." The agencies further stated that "we expect illicit [unmanned aircraft system] activity to increase over energy sector and other critical infrastructure facilities as use of these systems in the U.S. continues to expand."   ... '

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