Senator urges government research to counter rogue drones

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The U.S. Department of Transportation should begin to research technologies to combat “rogue” drone flights around sensitive areas like the White House and airports, a senator has recommended.

The U.S. government, working with private companies, needs to develop counter-drone technologies to defend sensitive airspaces, Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said Monday in a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

Warner, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, raised concerns about drones being used in crimes or potential attacks. A camera-equipped drone carrying a bottle marked with the radioactive symbol was discovered on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s office in central Tokyo in April, he noted in a press release.

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