United States military bases can now shoot down consumer drones

United States military bases can now shoot down consumer drones

The Pentagon has issued new guidance to the military allowing installations in the United States to shoot down commercial or private drones deemed to be a threat, officials said.

"The increase of commercial and private drones in the United States has raised our concerns with regards to the safety and security of our installations, aviation safety and the safety of people", Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said, quoted by Reuters.

He said part of the effort to release the new guidance was to insure that commanders distribute information to the communities surrounding their bases so that the public knows what could happen if someone flies a drone over a military installation. However, Davis told reporters that the changes had been vetted by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Military analysts have always been concerned about the possibility of drones being used against the U.S. for espionage purposes.

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Drones are tools that when used properly can be useful in many different ways. The military also has the right to capture and retain the drone if it so chooses, or to alternatively track it back to its operator. "Protecting our forces remains our top priority".

The Pentagon said the new policy applies to 133 military facilities, presumably the same ones listed in April's announcement.

The military already has several options for downing drones, ranging from using traditional ammunition to obliterate unwanted aircrafts to relying on radio waves to commandeer them.

The number of small, hobbyist drones in operation will likely increase from about 1.1 million in 2016 to 3.55 million in 2021, the FAA predicted earlier this year. The military's engagement with drones "will depend upon the specific circumstances", he said.

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