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Owner of unauthorized MSDF drone video says he knew risks, shared it for fun

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He did them a favor by showing how not secure the area is

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Drone are highly regulated,where they can fly,the FAA has a gps map ,where flight are prohibited

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I can make detail GPS map of Yokosuka,just with GPS coordinates with 300 ft blocks on graph papers,the Chinese get vital infirmation such as fuel storage with that drone footage

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I just did it for fun

Honesty, I do not blame this person one bit, not one bit. Harmless fun, yes, in his mind... and in mine.... but, with a more serous "hey take note" attached, should I have been the one carrying it out. Drone attacks need to be taken more seriously, being in the Navy isn't a 9-5 job Mon-Fri... even when "parked" at a safe location.

Security management staff/companies in this situation, should either be fired, or retrained.... as they have lost sight of current Security management trends.

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Imagine if this had been a Japanese person doing the same in China for ‘a bit of fun’…..that ‘fun’ would have ended up in prison.

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Didn’t anyone on board the MSDF ship detect or notice the drone? Incredible lapse of security.

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 Incredible lapse of security.

Considering that flying object flying that close, it is security breach, how much they spend for defense again every year?

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Japan-passes-112.57tn-yen-budget-including-record-defense-spend 

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This article has more information about that unauthorized drone

https://www.eurasiantimes.com/alleged-chinese-uav-films-japans-biggest-warship-izumo-tokyo-confirms-major-security-breach/

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Not a problem confined to Japan. And at least the operator didn't land his (or her?) drone on Izumo. A Brit landed a similar drone on HMS Queen Elizabeth and some Ukrainians landed one on the rotodome of a Russian AWACS aircraft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6mq_CI-Z70

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40910087

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Considering that flying object flying that close, it is security breach, how much they spend for defense again every year?

The technologies to find and counter such drones are still mostly in development. What equipment that is out there now is being beta tested in places like Iraq, Jordan and Ukraine but the tech to defend big military bases at home isn't out there yet in anyone's military and not for a lack of urgency.

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This is very serious case. Japanese police and government should investigate througly.

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Chinese or Russian spy satellites can photos those ships It wasn't a big deal here!

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The individual, who said he left Japan after taking the footage and is currently in China.

The Chinese government shall never prosecuting that person or any legal consequences. He has done nothing wrong in that act !

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I do not have intention to provoke international conflict.

What international conflict ? Does the Japanese govt. made protest or demand for extradition him to Japan ?

No! So there is no international conflict, he is over worrying !

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@Desert Tortoise

Not an excuse, for strategic asset such ships during docking or plane when not airborne, should have 2 or 3 security personnel on guard duty at all time. With a recent drone threat those personnel should be standby with drone counter system.

Have you check that Yokosuka video, if there was security personnel with rock on hand on that ship. That rock can easily hit that drone. Too bad there was no personnel stand by at that time.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/police-counter-drone-system-tactical-strike-vehicle-spf-3481541

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I have ran into quite a few Chinese people with that attitude in Japan. If the Japanese government wants to crack down then they need to take it more seriously. There are Chinese people who specifically move near military bases on Japan and attempt to get access to them. They are working full-time/part-time for the CCP. I know a few Chinese residents who are vendors and gain access to the US bases by opening traveling popup shops near the commissaries selling cheap flea market items. They travel to all the bases throughout the year, but they do not sell much.

What a great way to gather intel on the US military bases!

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I’m sure the chinese, North Korean and Russian militaries thank him.

Now, time to prosecute and take away his drones

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Probably does not show any more than can be found on Google.

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Navy probes apparent drone footage of USS Ronald Reagan posted on social media

https://www.stripes.com/branches/navy/2024-05-10/drone-footage-ronald-reagan-yokosuka-13813098.html?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=pinotage%2Fmagazine%2FInto+The+Crystal+Wind

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He should be rewarded for showing the weaknesses. Now the navy has a chance to take necessary precautions to prevent an ill intended person to do the same.

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Right. Because spies don't do anything illegal.

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Now that he is back home there is zero chance that his government will punish him on Japan's behalf, so at a minimum, this PRC national should be placed on Japan's PNG list for knowingly breaking Japanese laws and never be allowed to enter Japan again.

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When the ships are in port only a minimum of crew are kept on board.

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The Russians and Chinese may also access US military bases in Japan by being students of UMGC. They are all given access to the military personnel and bases not just the vendor route!

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Have you check that Yokosuka video, if there was security personnel with rock on hand on that ship. That rock can easily hit that drone. Too bad there was no personnel stand by at that time.

Please post a nice video of you hitting a flying quadcopter with a rock. It should be so easy.

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For those who think it is such a simple thing to counter amateur drones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQDcDZ6rmGE

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The Russians and Chinese may also access US military bases in Japan by being students of UMGC. They are all given access to the military personnel and bases not just the vendor route!

They still have to be cleared by the base before they can enter. The FedEx and UPS drivers that serve the last base I served at all had to get cleared with a background check before they could enter. Same for civilian contractors doing construction or repair work on base. Twenty five years ago it was easier for delivery drivers and contractors to gain base access but not today. Foreign nationals have always required an escort be present at all times and everyone on base is notified the foreign national will be on base, where they will be and be told to clear their spaces of any visible information on what work they do.

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They still have to be cleared by the base before they can enter. The FedEx and UPS drivers that serve the last base I served at all had to get cleared with a background check before they could enter. Same for civilian contractors doing construction or repair work on base. Twenty five years ago it was easier for delivery drivers and contractors to gain base access but not today.

Do you believe the Russian and Chinese governments cannot create a believable cover to become a student at UMGC? They go through same process as vendors.

Foreign nationals have always required an escort be present at all times and everyone on base is notified the foreign national will be on base, where they will be and be told to clear their spaces of any visible information on what work they do.

As a former student, I know that this is no longer the case. I have taken class with two Russians in Japan. One was a vendor in Okinawa and was a student on base. The other in Yokosuka married a Japanese man and claimed to be German, but had a strong Russian accent.

There are Chinese vendors and students, too!

It is not as difficult as people think!

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