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Concerns that it could be used for terrorist attacks

Concerns that it could be used for terrorist attacks


Drone owning Americans are rushing to register their names with the Federal Aviation Administration’s official website, causing heavy traffic on the website, which later shut down after the registration of 50, 000 names.
FAA Officials announced that they are expecting the numbers to rise to half a million applicants after holidays, where many give drones as gifts.

Concerns that the holiday gift could be used for terrorist attacks and security violations are growing; Pentagon officials have expressed their rising worry after a drone infiltrated a military base inside the United States.
They have put forth the possibility of a terrorist directing their drone toward a military base or any other city.
The Washington Post reported that over the past years armed forces have developed drone war which now it is seeking means to defend itself against.

Experts also told the Washington Post that it was only recently that anyone had heard about confronting a drone threat, because of developing technology, lowered prices, and people’s passion that this alarm has been set off, and the drone confrontation is likely to only increase in the future.

FAA- Administrator Michael Huerta announced that the board has received growing reports about drones flying near airports and restricted zones, and that the FAA took the decision to register every drone user following known safety measures.

The administration’s board also announced that all information on all drone users will be made available to everyone.