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10-14 February 2020
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Risks of the Spread of Drones to Nuclear Facilities and the Necessary Requirements to Mitigate their Potential Threats

10 Feb 2020, 17:15
Paper CC: Risks and benefits to nuclear security from innovations in other fields, including artificial intelligence and big data Risks and benefits to nuclear security from innovations in other fields, including artificial intelligence and big data


Mr Mohammed Allam (Egyptian)


Nuclear security is facing great challenges nowadays due to the rapid development of technology, and Drones are one of among the major growing new technology which are currently considered the biggest threat to nuclear facilities, and I focused in these study on a type of Drones called small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles where it became spreading at everywhere, have many commercial applications, and anyone can easy own it.
These Paper addressed the potential threats, risks and the impact of the incident of the widespread use of Drones and the impact of these spreading to the security of nuclear facilities. Threats will clearly differ from country to country, region to region and location to location but I focused on the middle east area to show several examples of using Drones by terrorists for attacking facilities and individuals in Iraq and Syria. And these sure that terrorists and any one have malicious intents may be using Drones for attacking Nuclear Facilities in the near future and there is not nuclear security system currently have anti_drones to prevent the expected Drones attacks
In these study I took in my consideration International Atomic Energy Authority nuclear security recommendations when I introduced sum of solutions and suggests to mitigate the threats of Drones, by improvement the current legislation which regulate the use of Drone, and the imposition of sanctions on those who violate the law of their use, and enhancement Nuclear Security System to prevent, detect, delay, and response (neutralization) of Drones attacks at nuclear facilities on time and upgrading physical protection systems for all nuclear and radio-logical nuclear facilities.
It will a revolution in the manufacture of the Drones during the next five years and the Drones will develop fast and have a big capability to arrive long distance, carry explosive materials and it will have advanced artificial intelligence systems help it to do tasks at any time, so that, we should build strong nuclear security systems flexible to be able to for facing the expected threats of Drones in the near future.
Keywords: nuclear security, Drones, Threats, Risks. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Gender Male
State Egypt

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Mr Mohammed Allam (Egyptian)

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