1.3 million registered drones in the US

There are nearly 1.3 million registered drones in the US and more than 116,000 registered drone operators. Officials say there are hundreds of thousands of additional drones that are not registered and new rules will take effect on February 23, 2019.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now requiring small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior to address concerns raised by US security officials and to make it easier to identify owners.

The agency say the move is at the request of law enforcement and the FAA’s interagency security partners “regarding the risk a concealed explosive device poses to first responders who must open a compartment to find the small unmanned aircraft’s registration number.”

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