Re: Fire and forget ...?
> He would not need to retrieve his drone from the hornets' nest of activity he has caused, as long as he had been careful not to let it be traceable back to him or his organisation
That's possible but difficult. He would have to somehow buy the drone and prep it without getting any DNA on it or in it, even a single flake of skin dust, as you can be sure the authorities will dissemble and test every bit of it if they ever find it.
And even if you manage to not add any of your own DNA, if there is any from the shop staff it would then tell the authorities where it was bought.
So maybe not an instant arrest, but sooner or later your DNA or that of a close relative gets added to the database.