US Can Destroy Drones Flying Near Military Bases
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People who live near American military bases and like to use drones, should be careful. Their flying toy might become a target.
A drone is a flying machine operated by a device on the ground.
On Monday, the U.S. military announced new guidelines about how it may deal with private drones. Navy officer Jeff Davis is a spokesman for the United States Defense Department. He said that civilian drones in the sky could be at risk of capture or destruction.
Captain Davis said the U.S. government is concerned about the safety of military sites, airplanes and people. So, he said, it is closely watching drones.
The Federal Aviation Administration estimated the number of private business drones alone could increase 10 times by 2021. In late 2016, the agency estimated there were 42,000 drones being used by businesses.
Google, Amazon and pizza delivery services have proposed using drones to reach customers.