Tethered UAS to Patrol at Trump Golf Club

The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly planning to deploy a tethered unmanned aircraft system (UAS) later this month at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

According to Reuters, the drone is used as an extra security measure for President Donald Trump during his visit and an exploration for potential future usage. The aircraft will be flown 300-400 feet in the air and stick to the “outer perimeter of the protection zone around the golf club,” the report says.

Earlier this year, tethered drones were used to provide the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency with extra security at the Boston Marathon. They’ve also recently been deployed at the scene of a fire in New York City, a bridge inspection in Missouri and airports in Paris.

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