Sophisticated Drones: New Dangerous Tools for Potential Radiological Attack on Selected Soft Targets

  • Jozef SabolEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


The paper discusses the present situation regarding the potential use of drones, usually referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), for terrorist attacks of soft targets. An overview of currently available drones and their capabilities to carry out such an attack are also outlined. Since UAVs may play a dangerous role especially in striking selected soft targets, prevention measures are developing in order to mitigate the threats which may be associated with the use of CBRNE materials or weapons transported by these vehicles to attack the selected overcrowded sites. Special attention is paid to the use of drones to carry out radiological attack including the specification of relevant radionuclides.


Drone UAV CBRNE Terrorist attack Radioactive sources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Security ManagementPolice Academy of the Czech Republic in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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