A mayoral aide in Chicago has called for a ‘counter-drone program’ due to the growing threat they pose across the US.
The issue was raised by Alicia Tate-Nadeau, executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications at the city council’s budget hearings.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, the issue came to light after a question was raised about whose drone it was that was seen flying over the Chicago Marathon earlier in the month.
As part of the meeting, she said: “Whenever a drone is following folks over the marathon, I should not have to put up a helicopter to chase a drone. There’s better technology out there.”
She added: “If you had individuals flying drones over the heads of the public, I would like to see us have the technology to be able to defend against that.”
This news comes just weeks after President Trump authorised a shoot-down bill which gives US authorities the power to take out drones if they cause a threat.
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