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US Military authorised to shoot down Private Drones

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The United States Military has been authorised to shoot down private drones and destroy them.

The authority granted by the Pentagon allows them to shoot down and destroy members of the publics drones if they are in space near any military operation.

The military was issued with the permission on August 4th however they won’t be releasing any further information as to why as this remains classified.

The rules will have an impact on private and commercial drones and introduce d new military rules of engagement.

The announcement came as the US army ordered its troops to stop using DJI drones because of their potential ‘cyber-vulnerabilities’.

The new rules of engagement will allow the military to stop, disable and destroy drones based on specific circumstances.

Drones in the UK.

Drones are becoming more and more popular within the United Kingdom there are no laws stopping anyone from buying or flying a drone.

However, owners here in the UK have to avoid flying within 150 metres of any congested areas and 50 metres from a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the pilot.

Drone users must also fly within sight and are not allowed to go above 400 feet in altitude or further than 500 metres horizontally.

Anyone who wants to fly higher must have written permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Drone Insurance

At the moment you do not need insurance, but the availability and need for insurance within the UK is increasing to enable yourself to protect yourself from any legal implications that you could face.

It’s also worth purchasing insurance if you’re flying a drone, not just to protect your equipment, but also to protect you from potential legal implications that could arise – especially where cameras are involved.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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