According to the British news site, The Express, Britain’s security service is reporting that agents working for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are using drones to spy on Britain’s nuclear power plants and military bases.
The Express reports:
Defence chiefs believe Beijing agents are responsible for 18 drone sightings at military sights and power stations across the UK in just two years. Details of the drone activity were uncovered through a Freedom of Information request.
The drone sightings happened between 2019 and 2021 but details of the military bases were withheld for defence and national security reasons.
One nuclear site’s report reads: “Security personnel reported a drone being flown close to a facility.” While another said: “Drone landed in the area and secured by security personnel.”
Meanwhile, in the US:
And don’t forget the Russians:
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CNN also reports:
(CNN)A dual Russian-American citizen has been charged with acting as a spy in the US, according to court filings that say she ran organizations that “sought to spread Russian propaganda.”
Elena Branson was charged Tuesday with acting and conspiring to act in the US illegally as an agent of the Russian government, willfully failing to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, conspiring to commit visa fraud and making false statements to the FBI, according to a criminal complaint.