The Friendly Drone-less Skies
The federal government might soon have the technology to take over a drone in the air around the nation's airports. The Federal Aviation Administration has a contract with CACI International, who says that they are working on a system that sets up a net around an airport and can override the controls of any drone that flies within its perimeter. The system would alert airport officials when an unauthorized drone flies into its airspace, at which point the software overrides the operator's power and can turn off the drone, direct it to a safe area on the tarmac, or even set it to fly back to its operator, a scenario under which law enforcement could then track the drone back to the person responsible for violating the unwelcome airspace. The FAA plans to test the system with a 5-mile radius, and if successful begin deploying it to the nation's airports.
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