Army could be allowed to blast intruding drones

The National Armed Forces (NBS) will be able to destroy drones moving over military objects or no-fly zones, according to amendments to Aviation law reviewed Tuesday, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.

The rules allow an NBS commander or an authorized person to force a drone to land or destroy it with firepower if it is violating no-fly rules, for example, above or nearby military objects. 

The Defense Ministry said that drones pose a threat to military airfields and aviation ranges, as well as pose a risk of uncontrolled surveillance and compromised security of a given military object. 

The proposed amendments will have to be pass through Saeima as well.

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