Anti-drone rules set at military bases
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has issued new guidelines laying out the military’s authority to disable or shoot down any drone that violates airspace restrictions over a U.S. base and is deemed a security risk.
On Monday, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told Pentagon reporters that a classified policy was approved in July. On Friday, additional public information was sent to military bases around the country so officials can alert communities about the restrictions and what actions the military can take.
Davis said the new policy details actions the military can take to stop any threat, including destroying or seizing any unmanned aircraft — including smaller ones that the public can easily buy — that is flown over a base.
“The increase of commercial and private drones in the U.S. has raised our concerns with regards to safety and security of our installations,” said Davis.