We Will Shoot Down Your Drones
Authorities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of the nuclear bomb and now one of the largest multidisciplinary scientific institutions in the world, is warning would-be aerial trespassers that it would be relatively trivial for them to shoot down any drones flying on its territory.
According to the Associated Press, officials at the lab issued a warning on Monday that Los Alamos is totally off-limits to unmanned aerial vehicles—something that’s been the case for years, but apparently warranted a reminder. In a statement, the senior director of lab security, Unica Viramontes, said that the facility is more than capable of defending itself against unknown aircraft.
“We can detect and track a UAS (unmanned aircraft system), and if it poses a threat, we have the ability to disrupt control…