Skip to content
Subscriber Only

You'll Have to Mark Your Drone With an ID Under Anti-Terror Rule

  • U.S. government files new regulation on drone requirements
  • Action follows recent proposal to expand remote flights
Bloomberg business news
The Future of High-Powered Commercial Drones

Responding to concerns from law enforcement and security agencies about the potential for concealed explosives, the U.S. government is ordering all civilian drones to add external markings so the owner can be more easily identified.

The regulation, which was posted Tuesday on a preview website for the Federal Register and takes effect Feb. 23, is part of an effort to bring more oversight to the rapidly growing hobby and commercial drone industry. With more than 1 million registered drone users and those numbers expanding rapidly, the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to accommodate calls for expanded uses while also preserving safety and security.