Smile, You are On Camera

This was bound to happen.  Screwballs (and bad actors) are flying near airports despite the FAA best practices. The FAA and the Department of Homeland Security have teamed up, with help from the University of Maryland and private contractor CACI International to develop a detection system so that airports can determine whether there is a drone flying in the area.  If this works, expect something similar to be installed at all sensitive locations  and airports.  Read the press release here.

CACI’s system employs radio frequency sensors at strategic locations around an airport in high, prominent locations. When the sensors detect frequencies unmanned aircraft typically use, it triangulates the signals and determines the location of both the UAS and the operator.

No more flights onto the White House lawn.


`© Robert Rose 2015