Esscom wants Esszone to be a no-fly zone for drones and UAVs

  • Nation
  • Friday, 10 Aug 2018

LAHAD DATU (Bernama): The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) wants the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) to be gazetted as a no-fly zone for drones or any unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Esscom commander DCP Datuk Hazani Ghazali (pic) said this is because the Esszone is a security area.

"I propose that Esszone is gazetted as a no-fly zone for drones, except for security forces or those with permits," he told reporters here Friday (Aug 10).

Hazani said the use of drones in the vicinity of Esszone should be prohibited unless authorised by including the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) or others.

"I do not want drones to be flown in areas like road check points or control posts due to security reasons," he said. – Bernama