Anti-drone regulations by October end: BCAS
The Indian Awaaz , Oct 22, 2019
India’s Civil Aviation security regulator, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) will issue regulations on anti-drone regulations by this month end to counter any suspicious drones in the country, Deputy Director General, BCAS Maheshwar Dayal said today.
Addressing a conference titled “Smart Safe Secure Skies”, Dayal explained that the BCAS is almost ready with the new regulations for anti-drone and is being given a final shape.
“We are about to release the specifications in less than a week’s time. It is in the final stages. The new regulations to deal with movements of suspecting drones will be a quantum leap toward to secure our skies in a very literal sense.” he observed. The conference was organised by global technology company Thales and industry body, FICCI.
It may be mentioned here that Director General of BCAS, Rakesh Asthaana had on August 1 this year had stated that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has constituted a committee to come up with the available methods to develop counter-drone solutions to safeguard Indian sky against possible drone attacks in India.
Other measures would include neutralising rogue drones by entrapping or blocking their communication system. The task force, examining various technologies, has members from agencies such as the AAI, CISF and DRDO.