Draft FAA Proposal Does Not Address Counter-UAV Technology Written 16 January 2019

Aviation Today reports that on Monday, the FAA released a “draft rulemaking proposal seeking feedback from the public on ways to limit the public safety and national security risks of operating small drones in the national airspace.” The advance notice is a step by the agency to “improve the integration of small unmanned aircraft systems...into the national airspace, permissions that were granted in August 2016 under an agency rule known as Part 107.” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao “said the advanced notice will be published in the Federal Register as soon as possible.” The draft provides a series of “discussion points and questions related to safety and security risks around a number of subjects, including stand-off distances for UAS, limitations on altitude, speed and other performance characteristics, incorporation of unmanned traffic management (UTM) for small drones, payload restrictions, and critical system design requirements such as redundant power systems.” However, the notice does not address counter-UAV technologies.
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