The Pantex Plant has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, over Pantex airspace, which is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated “No Drone Zone,”
Teresa Robbins, National Nuclear Security Administration Manager says this is our chance to enhance the ability to effectively protect this vital national security facility.
The Pantex system is intended to detect, identify, and track potentially malicious UAS threats.
UAS operators who violate the airspace restrictions at Pantex may also be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.
NNSA and contractor officials are working closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement to coordinate necessary