US Airspace To Crawl With 7,500 Drones In 5 Years

Zero Hedge
November 10, 2013

The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Thursday that U.S. airspace could be crowded with as many as 7,500 commercial drones within the next five years. As The Washington Times reports, Michael Huerta said his agency would set up six sites across the country to test drone operators and, in an effort to balance privacy/safety with anarchic airspace drone pollution, he added, “we must fulfill those obligations in a thoughtful, careful manner that ensures safety and promotes economic growth, ” as dangerous incidents involving drones have already taken place

Although they are expected to be used for peaceful purposes such as firefighting and weather tracking – it’s causing a lot of concern, as Huerta warns “we need to be responsive to public concerns about privacy.”

You’ll never notice it from the ground, but the skies above the US are crowded with roughly five thousand planes at any given moment. The daily total of movements, is up to a whopping 90,000. And dangerous incidents involving drones have already taken place there – as Gayane Chichakyan reveals…



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