The FAA has advised against airports installing counter-drone technology on their own.
It has released a statement in which is describes that while it understands airport safety and security concerns it does not support counter-UAS systems by any entities other than federal departments.
It details how the federal departments must have explicit statutory authority to use the technology, including requirements for extensive coordination with the FAA to ensure safety risks are mitigated
The FAA said how in order to support the safe integration of UAS detection systems into the airport environment, the it has provided important information and continues to work closely with airport operators who are considering installing UAS detection systems or have already installed such systems on or near their airports.
The agency expects to supplement this information with additional information related to UAS detection system coordination.
It went on to confirm that it is in the process of refining its procedures for safe UAS detection system use and coordinated operational response at or around airports.