- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The Army is restricting the use of remote-controlled aircraft at Fort Detrick in Frederick and its Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring.

The Frederick News-Post (bit.ly/1l5T0jm) reported Tuesday that the drone restrictions were enacted last month.

The policy limits drone use to Fort Detrick’s single-family housing community and a nearby field. Drones are banned entirely from Forest Glen, which is within a 30-mile drone no-fly zone around Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The policy also limits drone photography. It warns that posting photos or video of “sensitive sites” may trigger a federal law-enforcement investigation.

Fort Detrick is home to the military’s flagship biological defense laboratory and several federal civilian biodefense labs. Infectious disease research is also conducted at Forest Glen.



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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, https://www.fredericknewspost.com

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