Feds, Police working on safe, Anti-drone Technology

Several U.S. government agencies are working with state and local law enforcement to develop new technology to track and disable drones safely, according to sources familiar with the project.

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Several U.S. government agencies are working with state and local law enforcement to develop new technology to track and disable drones safely, according to sources familiar with the project.

The revelation comes amid heightened security concerns as more rogue drone sightings are being reported. Earlier this month, pilots reported multiple illegal drone sightings at John F. Kennedy International Airport, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue a terror warning.    Last New Year’s Eve, New York police used a microwave-based system to try to track a commercially available drone in Times Square and send it back to its operator, a source involved in the testing told Reuters.  The previously unreported test, which ran into difficulty because of interference from nearby media broadcasts, was part of the nationwide development effort that includes the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Defense Department, the source said.

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