Honing in on drones: TSA tests drone tracking program at LAX
Authorities will soon be honing in on unauthorized drones at Los Angeles International Airport in an effort to fend off those who fly them near the airport.
LAX is participating in the Transportation Security Administration’s “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Bed Program” in a bid to better track and identify drones penetrating restricted airspace and to better safeguard planes from accidents, the second such test in the United States, the agency announced.
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“One of the main objectives of the TSA UAS Test Bed Program is to continuously assess relevant technologies and keep pace with the ever-evolving capabilities within the UAS community,” TSA UAS Capability Manager Jim Bamberger said in a press release. “We are leveraging our collective technical capabilities to prevent disruptions within the transportation sector.”