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UK toughens its stance on UAV misuse

08 August 2018

Enforcement has begun of new UK laws covering the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The laws, which were introduced by the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority in May and went into effect on 30 July, state that UAVs must be flown below an altitude of 400 ft and are not allowed within 1 km of an airport.

Breaching these restrictions will result in a fine of up to GBP2,500 (USD3,237), as well as possible criminal charges that could result in a five-year prison sentence.

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