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Drone-Zapping System Eyed by FAA

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Friday, 03 Jun 2016 11:26 AM

A state-of-the-art electronic device that can disable drones will be tested at airports throughout the United States.

The Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS), developed by a group of British tech firms, uses drone-jamming signals to stop the devices which have caused collisions and near misses at airports, London's Telegraph reports.

The Federal Aviation Authority, which has ordered the tests, has reportedly had 600 drone sightings from August 2015 to January 2016, in which unmanned flyers get perilously close to an airport or jet, the Telegraph said.

The AUDS system can find a drone up to six miles away. It tracks it with infrared cameras and blocks the radio signal it uses to fly.

"The system can also assist airport authorities to track down the UAV pilots for prosecution by providing video or radar evidence," said AUDS team expert Mark Radford told the Telegraph.

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