The Wire | 13 March 2014

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Travers McLeodBorder protection and surveillance by drones

Tony Abbott announced plans to purchase a fleet of Triton drones while in Adelaide. Used for search and rescue missions, the drones can also act as long range maritime surveillance and border protection identifying illegal fishers and asylum seeker boats. Alice Blackwood at The Wire interviewed CPD’s Travers McLeod, Neil James, Executive Director of Australia Defence Association and Professor Damian Kingsbury of Deakin University for their thoughts.

 

Audio also available at The Wire

 

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