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The UAS Webinar Series – Defending against drones: The next step

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      Thursday, January 5, 2017
1–2:30 p.m. ET

Webinar – no charge


For the past several years, everyone has been working to integrate drones into the national airspace system as quickly as possible. With the launch of the new Small UAS Rule (Part 107) earlier this year, unmanned aircraft systems are being used in unprecedented numbers. As they continue to proliferate, however, a very different issue—drone defense, i.e., “How do we keep UAS from flying where we don’t want them?”—has come to the fore. Even Congress has gotten into the act, ordering the FAA to develop a system for designating “no-drone-zones” around critical infrastructure.

From jammers that block signals to systems that spoof (i.e., gain unauthorized access to) control systems to microwave weapons that fry onboard electronics, there is no shortage of ideas for how to solve this problem. Unfortunately, however, the ingenuity of scientists and the drive of entrepreneurs far outstrip the law’s ability to deal with these new technologies.

This webinar, presented by Dentons, will examine the latest drone defense initiatives and technologies and analyze the legal issues that need to be resolved before they can be deployed on a widespread basis. Among the topics we will address are:

· The competing drone defense technologies

· Federal and state efforts to designate “critical infrastructure”

· Legal limits on shooting down a drone or interfering with its flight

· Jamming and other FCC issues

· The potential impact of federal and state hacking and cyber security laws

· FAA issues raised by systems that take control of a drone in flight.

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to your joining us for this informative and interactive session.


Please contact Barbara Butler at +1 703 336 8704.