The US regulators are now trying to pass a regulation that will need private drones to have remote identification. It is similar to the concept of having an electronic license plate. This regulation is a part of efforts to make sure of the airspace security and safety.
This new proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration for remote identification of privately owned drones is under review. The proposal will undergo a 60 day test period before giving out the final ruling.
Planning for Secure Airspace
Regulators believe that this new rule will help in determining potential risks and threats. Moreover, it will also help security officials to take appropriate actions in case of any emergencies. The remote identification technology will help in improving security and safety. Furthermore, it will allow the federal security agencies, law enforcement officers, and the FAA to identify drones that are flying in their areas of jurisdiction.
According to this new rule, the law would help officials to identify any drone remotely and that too in real-time. In addition to this, they will also help security officials in discriminating threats. Moreover, with this tech, the officials will able to identify an operator and will be able to make an appropriate decision. Also, it will help them in mitigating risk in case of any emergency.
The FAA is aiming to act against the growing illegal activities such as smuggling of drugs or other hazardous substances. Also, the FAA is planning to act against illegal surveillance as well as unlawful invasion. This new rule is thus part of their long-term strategy of airspace safety and security.
As per the findings of the agency, drones are among the fastest-growing segment in the transportation sector. There are around 1.5 million drones and nearly 160,000 remote pilots who are registered with the agency. This new rule will thus help in maintaining a strong watch on all and maintain the security of the airspace.