Mystery Drones Spotted Over US Nuclear Labs

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At a glance

  • Freedom of Information Act requests by the Washington Examiner have returned four reports of unidentified airborne vehicle intrusions at sensitive U.S. government nuclear laboratories between March 2018 and April 2021. In each case, security officers failed to identify the operator of these apparent vehicles or their intent.
  • They raise the possibility of hostile foreign espionage targeting sensitive U.S. government research.
  • Such espionage would feasibly offer significant military or technological value, as evinced by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s recent successful fusion ignition experiment.

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