FBI behind mysterious fleet of aircraft conducting surveillance over US cities

WASHINGTON — Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.

The AP traced at least 50 aircraft back to the FBI, and identified more than 100 flights in 11 states over a 30-day period since late April, orbiting both major cities and rural areas. At least 115 planes, including 90 Cessna aircraft, were mentioned in a federal budget document from 2009.

For decades, the planes have provided support to FBI surveillance operations on the ground. But now the aircraft are equipped with high-tech cameras, and in rare circumstances, technology capable of tracking thousands of cellphones, raising questions about how these surveillance flights affect Americans’ privacy.

  • Dana Garcia

    If the US didn’t have open borders and crazy diverse immigration, then maybe we wouldn’t need the FBI sucking up random info about the populace.

    Keep the enemies outside the gate — the first law of national security.

  • The Butterfly

    This Islam thing is getting very expensive.

    • bob e

      oh yea..?? read ‘saying the unsayable’ & d’s piece
      ‘the new stockholm syndrome looks like aids’
      at gates of vienna .. you may start or stop drinking ..

      sorry can’t link it here for you, i too stupid ..

  • bob e

    who knows .. mebbe they are tracking real bad guys .. like they are suppose to.
    start with barry o’fraud .. then move over to the clinton crime family ..
    then move on to the senate … you get my drift

  • mauser 98

    open borders and still groping granny at the airport

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama keeping tabs on white people, republicans, Christians and Jews.