“There have been at least 35 cases of small drones interfering with military aircraft or operating too close to military airfields in 2015.
That’s a small fraction of the estimated 1,000 reports received by the FAA this year of small drones interfering with civilian air traffic or coming too close to passenger airports.
The Air Force revolutionized drone warfare. Now it’s finding itself on the defensive.
Rogue toy drones — a hot-selling Christmas gift this season and last — are starting to interfere with military operations at several bases across the country. With sales of consumer drones expected to approach 700,000 this year, military officials say they are bracing for the problem to get worse and are worried about the potential for an aviation disaster.
Last month, an Air Force A-29 Super Tucano aircraft reported a near midair collision with a small rogue drone over the…
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