Ever since camera drones first became available to the average consumer, authorities across the world have had growing concerns about them. No-fly zones are being widely established, and regulations are becoming stricter to restrict when, where, and how the unmanned aircraft can fly. Now the FAA is looking into developing a system to identify drones from afar.
The recent news of a man arrested for grounding a number of firefighting aircraft in Arizona with a drone is only the latest in a spate of incidents. Earlier this year, a company was also fined $200,000 for conducting flights in no-fly zones.
But the problem has always been that finding the owner and operator of a drone has often been difficult for authorities to do. They are small, move fast, and can be landed and bundled away in minutes.