Within less than a decade, small unmanned aircraft have opened airspace to countless new users, but along with the beneficial applications have come the inevitable misuses. Air vehicles are flying missions as diverse as crop monitoring and filmmaking, but are also accused of endangering air safety and enabling terrorist attacks. Relatively inexpensive and easy to use, small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or “drones,” have become a threat not only on the battlefield but in busy ...

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