DHS wants a look at anti-drone tech

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By Mark Rockwell

The proliferation of drones in the hands of private operators raises the specter of the devices being weaponized. The Department of Homeland Security is looking for technology to counter the potential threat before it materializes.

The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS issued a call for developers of anti-drone systems to take part in technology assessments under a new program.

The Technical Assessment of Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Technologies in Cities is looking to identify and prove out technology that can detect, identify and track small UAS that are perceived as threats to people or critical infrastructure.

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