Attorney General Charts Course for DOJ Counter-Drone Protection

RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law

Continuing increased capabilities and technological advancements of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”)/drones make them increasingly dangerous in the hands of negligent and reckless operators, and a more serious threat if under the control of criminals and terrorists. Relevant 2018 legislation permitting federal law enforcement to conduct counter-drone activities gained traction recently through detailed guidance provided by Attorney General William Barr.

This article explains how federal law enforcement agencies are permitted to “police” the friendly skies with respect to counterdrone measures. Individuals and companies with operations affected by the unmanned aircraft industry should be aware of these newly promulgated rules regarding counter-drone measures, including processes available for federal law enforcement’s procurement of training and technology regarding counter-drone measures.

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“Attorney General Charts Course for DOJ Counter-Drone Protection,” by James J. Quinlan and Elaine D. Solomon was published in the September–October 2020 edition of RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law (Vol. 3, No. 5), a Fastcase, Inc. publication. Reprinted with permission.

This article was first published as a Blank Rome Aviation client advisory on April 24, 2020.