US Government Tied in Legal Knot Over Drone Countermeasures at Nuclear Sites

The Pentagon, the Department of Energy and other government entities are all concerned about the threat commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could pose to nuclear sites, but a tangle of legal issues means a solution is still a ways off.

Gen. Robin Rand, the head of Air Force Global Strike Command, told reporters Sept. 19 that the threat from small drones, such as quadcopters that are widely available to the public, is one that was not on his radar when he first took over his position 14 months ago. But a series of recent incidents have made him very aware that these systems could prove a danger to the nuclear enterprise … MORE

Defense News | Sept. 27, 2016


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