DOD requests loosening of drone-defense restrictions on foreign bases

By Ben Dupont / May 25, 2023 at 1:36 PM
Congress should give the Pentagon more authority to defend against unmanned aircraft abroad, the Defense Department says. In a legislative proposal released last week, DOD pushed for the modification of federal laws it says limit its ability to defend against drones outside of the U.S. Federal statutes prevent the use of drone countermeasures in circumstances constituting “mere surveillance,” according to the proposal. The requested law change would eliminate that provision and all other restrictions on drone defense abroad. The restrictions...

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