The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States proposed on Thursday a new regulation to remotely geolocate all drones, except the smallest ones.
The proposed system, similar to the registration for airplanes, would facilitate the tracking of the location of almost all drones and also identify their operators.
The only drones that would not be affected by this regulation would be those weighing less than 0.24 kilograms, since they do not need to be registered.
“Remote identification technologies will improve security by allowing the FAA, Police and federal security agencies to identify the drones that fly in their jurisdiction,” Federal Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said in a statement.
The FAA has stressed that it has 1.5 million registered drones and that is why it needs a better monitoring of them to have everything located in the US sky located.
This system would obtain information on the location of drones in real time. Each drone would connect to the network through a combined radio and Internet transmission or only an Internet connection.
In addition, users who do not want to share their data must activate their drone within 120 meters, according to the FAA document.
If the proposal is finally approved, the US agency estimates that it would take around three years to put this system into operation.