The US Government could soon grant authority to shoot down private commercially piloted drones flying in US Airspace.
According to a report by NBC, a 1,200-page FAA Reauthorisation Bill posted by the house on Saturday includes a ‘Preventing Emerging Threats’ section, which drones would fall into.
It would give the FBI and the Department for Homeland Security authority to track and take down drones which they deem as a potential threat.
Last month, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, told NBC about the growing threat drones pose.
She said: “Commercially available drones can be employed by terrorists and criminals to drop explosive payloads, deliver harmful substances, disrupt communications, and conduct illicit surveillance.”
The bill will go in front of the house tomorrow.