Can drones flying 65,000 feet above U.S. airports keep them safer? The Department of Homeland Security intends to find out this summer when they test to see if the drones could shoot down terrorists with shoulder-fired missiles.
Detailed in a report by USA Today, the anti-missile strategy is said to be the latest tactic by U.S. officials to prevents attacks at airports. The project is called "Project Chloe" after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's favorite TV show, 24.
The drones will have missile-warning systems and possibly anti-missile lasers that could knock missiles targeting plans off their course, Kerry Wilson, deputy administrator of Homeland Security, told USA Today.
The drones will be tested over the Patuxent River Naval Air Station outside of Washington.