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FAA publishes UAV incident guidance

15 May 2019

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a letter on detection and countermeasures in response to an escalating number of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sightings at airports over the past year.

The 7 May letter, which supplements a previous letter in October 2016, reiterated the FAA stance that the use of counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) technology is restricted to federal departments with statutory authority. Any other entity or individual operating C-UAS technology would contravene US criminal law, including Chapter 2 of Title 18 of the US Code on aircraft safety and Section 46502 of Title 49 on aircraft piracy.

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