advanced air mobility securityToday, at the White House Summit on Advanced Air Mobility, stakeholders expressed concerns over security, the possibility of uncrewed technology being used by bad actors for terrorism or warfare, and the critical need for the reauthorization and expansion of the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 set to expire October 5, 2022

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Major General Sean Gainey, Director of Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems of the US Army, gave a keynote discussion emphasizing the use of commercially available drones by bad actors in crime and in current geopolitical conflicts around the world.

“I’ve been in this business of air threats for a long time,” said Gainey.  “…We are always focused on the threat and the evolving threat…  Whatever technology we put out there, there is always an evolving threat.”

Gainey’s presentation was troubling, outlining the risks that bad actors pose with easily accessible technology that can be…