Title 10 U.S. Code Section 130i authorizes the United State Department of Defense to engage in certain counter-UAS (“C-UAS”) activities that might otherwise violate relevant provisions of federal law.

Those laws are 49 U.S.C. § 46502 (aircraft piracy), 18 U.S.C. § 32 (destruction of aircraft), 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (computer fraud and abuse), 18 U.S.C. § 1367 (interference with the operation of a satellite), and chapters 119 (interception of communications) and 206 (pen registers and trap and trace devices) of Title 18.

Title 10 U.S. Code Section 130i is related to covered facilities or assets as identified by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation.  The covered facilities or assets are located in the United States, to include territories and possessions.

Publication Date- December 23, 2016

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