Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking secrets of drone strikes

China News Service, July 28. According to foreign media reports on the 28th, former US Air Force analyst Daniel Hale (Daniel Hale) was sentenced to 45 months in prison for disclosing confidential information about military drone to reporters.

According to reports, Hale worked for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), previously served in the National Security Agency, and was an analyst for the US Air Force Intelligence Department.

The report pointed out that the presumed leak occurred during 2013-2014. Hale once said that drone strikes caused many civilian deaths in Afghanistan, and his sense of crime prompted him to disclose the inside of the project.

Hale admitted in a statement to be responsible for his actions, but also asked for forgiveness. He said, “(Drones) are particularly wrong to kill unarmed people.” But U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady told Hale that besides leaking information to reporters, he has other ways to express his concerns.

In the end, O'Grady sentenced Hale to 45 months imprisonment for the need to prevent others from illegally disclosing information, which was more severe than the 12 to 18 months imprisonment required by Hale's lawyers, but longer than the prosecutors required. Much lighter.

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Delivery VTOL UAV, Remote airdrop system for emergency supplies(replenishment of medicines, food, water, plasma, etc.)

FlyDragon FDD50P UAV platform is equipped with industrial-grade vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing flight control. Maximum payload 15kg, life time is 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload, it's have a dropping box for delivery, drop box size: Length 462MM, width 296MM, height 169MM. it's used to delivery medicines, food, water, plasma, etc

The drone platform has the following features and advantages:
a) Practical and efficient: it has the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV’s long flight time, fast speed, long distance and large load;
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Body length: 2.5m
Wingspan: 3.8m
Maximum takeoff weight: 50kg
Maximum payload: 15kg
Life time: 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload
Flying radius: 200-400km (depending on the amount of oil)
Maximum control distance: Remote control (manual control): 1km
Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard
Maximum speed: 130km/h
Cruising speed: 100-120km/h
Maximum oil load: 12L
Lift limit: 4000m
Maximum wind resistance: 12m/s (6 wind)
Use environment: -10 °C +45 °C; anti-light rain
Climb/lower power battery: 4*14000mAh-6S lithium battery
Take-off and landing mode: vertical takeoff and landing
Shipping size: 1.6*0.7*0.6m (length * width * height)

Drop box size: Length 462MM, width 296MM, height 169MM

Delivery method: parachute