If your drone gets a bit close to a United States military base, they’re officially not gonna worry about blasting it to bits.
Pentagon spokesperson Jeff Davis relayed that piece of information to reporters on Monday, though the policy has been on the books since July, according to Military Times.
If a base feels threatened by a drone, the new policy allows them to track it, capture it, obliterate it, or otherwise disable it.
The bases “retain the right of self-defense when it comes to UAVs or drones” operating over them, Davis said. “The new guidance does afford of the ability to take action to stop these threats and that includes disabling, destroying and tracking.”
The policy would affect 133 military installations, Military Times reports.
There’s reportedly no blanket policy about what to do every time a drone gets within, say, 100 meters of a base or something like that, and bases will deal with drones on an individual, case-by-case basis.
It’s probably a good idea to keep this in mind if you’re one of those people who likes to try to sneak their drones around “forbidden” places to snap a few photos.