Tuesday, November 21, a meeting of the parliamentary Committee on science and technology was devoted to the control over the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The meeting was attended by the representative of the prison authority (SHABAS).
The representative of the prisons Department presented data showing that since the beginning of the year, there were about 40 cases of the «quadrocopter» was used in the attempts to deliver drugs and weapons to prisoners.
According to him, in February, «drone» carrying a cargo of drugs, managed to infiltrate the prison «Rimonim». UAV «visited» more than 20 objects SCHABAS.
The representative SCHABAS expressed concern that someday «quadcopter» with a cargo of weapons fall into the hands of prisoners serving sentences for terrorism. According to him, a similar incident could become a serious threat for the system security.
Head of division security SCHABAS Hezi Markovich also noted that his unit have the technical ability to detect penetrations of the UAV on the territory of the prison, but there are no tools to prevent such intrusions.
The website «Mako» reports, Thu at the meeting said that experts recommend to adopt experience of the USA and to oblige the owners of UAVs weighing more than 300 gr. to register and obtain a special permit for control of the UAV after passing the relevant exam.
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