Drones face tighter con­trols, mon­i­tor­ing

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army Air Force has pledged to tighten mon­i­tor­ing of drones.

Colonel Shen Jinke, spokesman for the PLA Air Force, said that to safe­guard airspace se­cu­rity, the Air Force, in co­op­er­a­tion with civil avi­a­tion and pub­lic se­cu­rity de­part­ments, will en­hance the man­age­ment and con­trol of small un­manned aerial ve­hi­cles that fly at low al­ti­tude and slow speed.

In re­cent years, flights of small drones have be­come ram­pant across the coun­try de­spite the gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to han­dle the prob­lem, Shen said. Some of the flights have threat­ened the safety of mil­i­tary and civil­ian air­craft, he added.

Shen’s re­marks fol­lowed a num­ber of unap­proved flights by un­manned air­craft that posed po­ten­tial threats to oper­a­tions of mil­i­tary air­craft.

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