US opens skies for drones, all 30.000 of them

A bill passed in by Congress this week paves the way for the use of surveillance drones in US skies. The FAA predicts that by 2020 there could be up to 30,000 drones in operation.

Once signed by president Obama, the FAA Reauthorization Act allows for the FAA to permit the use of drones and develop regulations for testing and licensing by 2015.

The bill will exponentially speed up and streamline the process by which the FAA authorizes the use of drones by federal, state and local police and other government agencies. Currently, the FAA issues a certificate on a case by case basis.

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2 thoughts on “US opens skies for drones, all 30.000 of them

  1. imagine if your local Police surrounded a local block of flats and killed 20 people ! Then reported that they had done an operation at a block of flats and had removed a drug dealer from the streets and by the way 19 bystanders where killed .
    these drones kill 50 innocents for one “possible” militant .so cowardly .

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