Numerous government entities in the U.S are actively associating with federal and local law enforcement agencies to create a technology that will be able to safety locate and disable unmanned aerial vehicles.
This news has arrived right in the middle of the situation when there has been a significant rise in security concerns over reckless use of drones. At the beginning of this month, there were multiple sightings of drones around John F. Kennedy International Airport, which led towards the issuance of a terror warning from the Department of Homeland Security. Such reckless usage of drone technology can disrupt the activities done by law enforcement agencies to ensure security.
There has been an increase in the concern that an inadvertent or deliberate collision of a drone may take place with an airplane, which may lead to detrimental consequences. It is absolutely necessary to avoid such a situation because the consequences may also involve loss of lives.
It has been reported that the development of anti-drone technology is still in its initial phases. One of the mechanisms used in this technology by the police was a microwave-based system, which was capable of tracking drones (commercially available ones) and use the same technology to led the drone back to its operator.
Although there has been emphasis on keeping the recreational use of drones unregulated as long as the operators follow the guidelines, the police seeks to use the new technology to avoid any disruption in security caused by the use of drones. These devices cannot be shot directly in the sky because the debris may fall and cause more damage. Therefore, the technology mainly focuses on remotely controlling the drone and getting it safely back to the operator.
The creation of this technology is bound to enhance the control exercised by law enforcement agencies over rogue drones and strengthen their endeavors to maintain security.