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FAA to Test UAS Security Systems at Five U.S. Airports

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The Federal Aviation Administration has named five host airports that will test new security systems designed to boost security against drone threats.

FAA said Tuesday its Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program will use the gathered input to implement new standards and technologies for airport protection against unauthorized UAS.

The program's researchers will run tests on 10 or more technologies in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Alabama and Washington, through 2023. Tests will commence later this year.

The selected airports are:

  • Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Huntsville International Airport in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington
  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York

The facilities meet the testing requirements of the agency and demonstrate operating conditions of airports across the U.S.

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