New cUAS Technology Could Protect Stadiums
Twice this week, football games in the U.S. were abruptly halted while stadium security teams attempted to deal with rogue drones over the field. In a crowded stadium, “just shooting them down” is not only illegal and unlikely to be effectively, it’s also extremely dangerous. DRONELIFE get the inside view on new cUAS technology that could help protect sporting events from unwanted drone incursions.
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September 25, a University of Washington Huskies game was interrupted late in the fourth quarter when Stanford coach David Shaw alerted security of an unauthorized drone flying over the field. One day later, on September 26, a Seattle Seahawks game against the Atlanta Falcons was halted in the fourth quarter as NFL security cleared all players off the field when an unauthorized drone was spotted “over or near” the stadium. While these drones did no damage other than cause an annoying delay, and may have been flown accidently or…