Gov’t to tighten management of unmanned, ultra-light aerial vehicles
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a
Directive asking inferior levels to strengthen measures to manage and
monitor drones and ultra-light aerial vehicles.
Thanks to technological and scientific advances,
drones and ultra-light aerial vehicles are developing in a fast and diverse
manner and they have brought practical benefits to the society, reads the
However, the equipment may directly causes incidents
that are harmful to national security and defense, social order and aviation
safety. They may even be used to carry out sabotaging and terrorist
activities by reactionary forces.
Some military units have detected drones and
ultra-light aerial vehicles infringing military areas while the National
Civil Aviation Security Committee reported some collisions between planes
and flying objects happened in September and October last year.
In a bid to tighten management of drones and
ultra-light aerial vehicles, the Government chief tasked the Ministry of
National Defense to coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies to
develop and submit to the Government a draft Decree replacing the Government
Decree No. 36/2008/ND-CP dated March 28, 2008 on management of drones and
ultra-light aerial vehicles.
The Ministry of National Defense is also responsible
for drafting a Decision of the Prime Minister on establishment of no-fly
zones and restricted airspaces and make public.
Pending the new Decree, the Government suspends
granting licenses to organizations and individuals for operating drones and
ultra-light aerial vehicles within 8km from the outer boundaries of civil
The Ministry of Public Security shall coordinate
with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of National Defense
in reviewing and requesting organizations and individuals to declare their
ownership of drones and ultra-light aerial vehicles./.