After Miami, LAX selected to stage TSA anti-drone tests

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it has selected Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to test cutting-edge anti-drone technology designed to weed out unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from restricted airspace. The TSA tapped Miami International Airport (MIA) to participate in the same program in early May.

Detect, track, and identify drones

In its communique this week, the TSA said LAX will be receiving state-of-the-art technology to detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones entering its prohibited airspace. The problem of UAV flying into airport zones with heavy plane traffic has been spiking in recent years. Security officials are eager to find methods to neutralize the safety risks those intrusions create.

“The UAS threat to airports has increased exponentially over the last several years, (and) that is why it is vital we assess the effectiveness of UAS DTI technologies in live airport environments,” explained Jim Bamberger, TSA’s UAS…