The Trump administration urged Congress this week to give it new powers to disable or destroy threatening drones. According to Reuters, written testimony from David Glawe, undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, and Hayley Chang, DHS deputy general counsel, said that “terrorist groups overseas use drones to conduct attacks on the battlefield and continue to plot to use them in terrorist attacks elsewhere. This is a very serious, looming threat that we are currently underprepared to confront.”
There are a number of legislative committees and groups working on counter drone legislation, evaluating existing technology and supporting the development of new technology. Here are some of the major highlights in counter drone research and legislation since the early 2000s.