News & Events > New Congress Act aims to allow US federal agencies to shoot down drones

New Congress Act aims to allow US federal agencies to shoot down drones

  • Apr 6, 2018
  • Categories: Counter Drone News

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) has introduced H.R. 5366, the Safeguarding America’s Skies Act, which would allow the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to detect, track, and engage with drones that pose a security risk to agency facilities and assets.

According to a press release (https://hartzler.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hartzler-introduces-bill-safeguard-america-s-skies):

“Over the last several years, advances in drone technology have provided efficient and effective ways for industries across the board to conduct everyday tasks,” said Congresswoman Hartzler. “However, drone technology is also being exploited to advance crime and threaten our national security. Drones serve as a mode of transportation for illegal drugs crossing the border as well as contraband into prisons. On the other side of the globe, militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have used weaponized consumer drones to target U.S. and coalition partners. It is only a matter of time before similar acts are executed here at home to target U.S. citizens. The Safeguarding America’s Skies Act will provide our federal law enforcement agencies with the necessary tools to mitigate and prevent drone crimes from occurring.”

The press release goes on to say: READ MORE

Related Posts

  • FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

      November 16– Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports. This week, the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are […]

  • Implementing Combat Lessons with C-UAV Capabilities

    Determined to meet the challenge of hostile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the US Army acquired a number of countermeasures able to defeat such threats using electronic warfare. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria pioneered the use of commercially available micro drones armed for attack or suicide missions. These weapons were used on a large […]

  • ORBITAL ATK CREATES INTEGRATED, COUNTER UAS CAPABILITY

    At DSEI, Orbital ATK showcases Tactical-Robotic Exterminator (T-REX), a mounted and integrated version of the combat-proven Liteye AUDS non-lethal Electronic Attack (EA) capability combined with the lethal defeat capability of the Orbital ATK XM914 30mm BUSMASTER Chain Gun. This new mounted system integrated with tactical radar detection and electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors, provides great Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) identification […]

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Visit our Privacy & Terms of Use here.