Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 18: Narcodrones on the Border and Beyond
Politics and Economics (CGU)
Defense and Security Studies | Political Science
Drones (also called unmanned aerial vehicles or systems—UAVs or UAS) are becoming more common along the US-Mexico border as Mexican cartel assets. While typically considered a tool for smuggling , they are increasingly seen as having application for other purposes including espionage, surveillance, and as weapons.
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Sullivan, J. P., & Bunker, R. J. (2016). Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 18: Narcodrones on the Border and Beyond. Small Wars Journal. 1-11.