The Hill: Andy Lacher and Yosry Barsoum on How We Can Make Drones Safer

June 10, 2019
The Hill

With so many recent scares, issues, and even deaths around small drones, how can we reduce the growing threats? While there are many benefits to small drones—from farming to rescue operations, they can also be dangerous—more so than most probably realize. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) recently recognized this risk—and formed the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Mitigation at Airports.

Yosry Barsoum, MITRE VP and director of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute, and Andrew Lacher, MITRE systems engineer and recognized expert in safety and security of unmanned and autonomous systems, outline suggestions that the task force and government agencies may want to consider to make drones safer—both near airports and in other scenarios. Read more about the threats and how to minimize the danger in The Hill.

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