Unmanned Aerial Online reports on a new bill introduced in Congress that would give the federal government authority to take action against UAS that pose an "unacceptable security risk" to public safety. "The text of the bill states that DHS and DOJ personnel would be authorized to take action against drones for the 'safety, security or protection' of a 'covered facility or asset.' The legislation would allow them to 'detect, identify, monitor and track the [UAS] without prior consent, including by means of intercept or other access of a wire communication, an oral communication or an electronic communication used to control the [UAS].' Moreover, they would be able to warn the UAS operator through 'passive or active and direct or indirect physical, electronic, radio and electromagnetic means'; 'disrupt control' of the drone; 'seize or exercise control,' as well as confiscate, the drone; and 'use reasonable force to disable, damage or destroy' the drone."
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