Drones operating in and around US Airports will surely have tough time ahead from now on. With reports of drones causing trouble at airports increasing day by day, the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) of United States has decided to use anti drone rays to protect the flying zones.
Also known as Anti-UAV Defense System(AUDS), these devices can detect and identify potentially dangerous or hostile drones causing security perimeter breach in near vicinity to airports.
Like jammers being used in airports to block mobile phone signals during emergencies, AUDS will be used to track down drones with a thermal imaging camera and then sending high powered radio frequency signals to the drones, making them unresponsive to the controller.
The radio signals are so powerful that a flying drone can be knocked from the sky from the signal tower, within eight seconds and up to a range of six miles.
Presently, the FAA did not say which airports will receive the AUDS, but will study their use and then will decide, while ensuring that they are not getting in the way of existing airport security policies.
The FAA administration receives more than 100 reports each month from pilots and others who spotted unmanned drones flying too close to airplanes. To take control of the situation, the agency has decided to use AUDS at all noted 30 international airports from early next month.
After seeing the success of the project, FAA plans to extend it to other 500 major Airports out of 15,000(Approximately) operating in and around United States.
More details will be updated shortly!
Meanwhile, all those who are using drones to capture the activities at the airport without valid permission need to stop them as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will be prosecuted by the authorities who are in charge of security surveillance at airports.