BREAKING NEWS: Trump to sign drone shoot-down authorisation bill

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President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill which gives the US Government new powers to shoot down drones today.

The bill will now authorise the Government to shoot down threatening drones in a bid to give officials and members of the public increased protection.

Following the approval of the bill, which was secured in a 93 to 6 vote in the U.S Senate on Wednesday, Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will gain new authority to disable or destroy drones if they pose a threat to government facilities.

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Previously, the Trump administration had said it did not have legal authority to address such threats.

According to Reuters, the bill will also require the Federal Aviation Administration to write new rules to allow commercial drones to deliver packages.

The package delivery clause will be a boost to the U.S commercial drone market and could have a knock on effect for other countries in the future.

This move by the Trump administration could, depending on how well the implementation works for America, force nations across the globe to broaden their own commercial drone delivery markets in line with the U.S model.

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