Los Alamos Deploys Drone Mitigation Tech

Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL). (soruce: LANL NNSA)

Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL). (soruce: LANL NNSA)

June 22, 2018 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, 18 June 2018, Matt Leonard

Los Alamos National Laboratory has set up a system to spot and, if needed, bring down drones that fly into its air space, which is off limits to hobbyist drone flights.

The counter-unmanned aerial system was developed along with the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration to protect a no-drone zone around the New Mexico-based lab, which conducts nuclear weapons research.

The counter-UAS system is still in the testing phase, and it will provide insight for how similar systems can be rolled out in other locations, according to the Los Alamos Monitor.

“To enforce the restricted airspace and No Drone Zone, the laboratory is authorized by federal law to track, intercept, disrupt, control and even take down an unauthorized drone flying over laboratory property,” Los Alamos Lab's Security Director Michael Lansing said in a video announcing the new system.

See the video, Los Alamos National Laboratory is a “No Drone Zone”