Series 3: Mitigating Evolving Threats and Understanding the Convergence of Breakthrough Technologies
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
This fact sheet outlines the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory's execution of test and evaluation (T&E) activities and technical advisory support for DHS S&T with a special focus on the assessment of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) technologies.
CBP must achieve the following objectives in securing the border: detect illegal entries into the United States, identify and classify those entries to determine the level of threat involved, efficiently and effectively respond to those entries, and bring each event to a satisfactory law enforcement resolution.
The capability to detect, track, and identify aerial-based threats is more commonly known as air domain awareness.
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Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an advisory guidance document to help non-federal public and private entities better understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and mitigate threats posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are issuing an advisory guidance document to assist non-federal public and private entities interested in using technical tools, systems, and capabilities to detect and mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The advisory is intended to provide an overview of potentially applicable federal laws and regulations, as well as some factors relevant to whether those laws may apply to particular actions or systems.
As part of the HSE’s ongoing efforts to address these vulnerabilities, DHS S&T and USBP conducted a field test at USBP Havre Sector, held in Sweetgrass, MT.
DHS S&T awarded $200,000 to CryptoMove, Inc., to continue to enhance its dynamic defense data protection system for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) security.
DHS S&T awarded Planck Aerosystems, Inc. of San Diego, California, $200,000 to begin testing its autonomous small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in operational settings.