Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, if drone operators want to operate freely, they would have to both broadcast their identity on a radio frequency that can be monitored nearby and simultaneously upload the information via the internet. Photo: Shutterstock Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, if drone operators want to operate freely, they would have to both broadcast their identity on a radio frequency that can be monitored nearby and simultaneously upload the information via the internet. Photo: Shutterstock
Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, if drone operators want to operate freely, they would have to both broadcast their identity on a radio frequency that can be monitored nearby and simultaneously upload the information via the internet. Photo: Shutterstock

Drones need tracking network for expanded flights, US regulators say

  • According to the draft rules, some civilian drones will have to broadcast radio tracking data to improve safety and prevent terrorism
  • The costs on the public and the drone industry for the proposed regulation would be US$584 million over a 10-year span

Topic |   Drones
Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, if drone operators want to operate freely, they would have to both broadcast their identity on a radio frequency that can be monitored nearby and simultaneously upload the information via the internet. Photo: Shutterstock Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, if drone operators want to operate freely, they would have to both broadcast their identity on a radio frequency that can be monitored nearby and simultaneously upload the information via the internet. Photo: Shutterstock
Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, if drone operators want to operate freely, they would have to both broadcast their identity on a radio frequency that can be monitored nearby and simultaneously upload the information via the internet. Photo: Shutterstock
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