EU seeks sector input to create unified counter-drone capacities
The European Commission, the executive body of the 27-member European Union (EU), is soliciting input from various actors in the UAV sector to help formulate unified guidelines and identify effective counter-drone platforms to mitigate potential threats from small aircraft.
The European Commission’s directorate-general for Migration and Home Affairs issued an appeal for feedback from producers, operators, and related participants in the UAV industry to contribute their views on creating a Europe-wide counter-drone plan. The input is being received from March 6 to April 3 of this year, at which time those insights will be weighed against testing and other work already done by the EU and individual member states to prepare for eventual dangerous aerial activities or attacks.
The call for assistance notes that while the EU has regulated what it considers legitimate operation of UAVs, it has yet to establish specific rules or guidelines for counter-drone…