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Naval Base Kitsap asks local residents to call if they see drones flying over the military area

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SILVERDALE, Wash. — The Navy asked local residents Friday to report sightings of any drones spotted over Naval Base Kitsap (NBK).

The base issued a news release saying there have been “multiple sightings” of drones during the past few months.

“The Navy is requesting that local residents report sightings to base officials immediately.”

“Unauthorized drone flights pose a potential threat to national security,” said Rear Adm. Jeff Ruth, the commander of Navy Region Northwest.  “We’re all part of this community.  It is vital that everyone on and around the base to remain observant and vigilant when it comes keeping our nation safe by reporting sightings of these drones.”

The airspace above NBK is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration as a National Security Area.   Drone operations are only authorized if they are coordinated and approved by the NBK commanding officer, the news release said.

If a drone is spotted, the base asks that you call the Regional Dispatch Center at (360) 396-4444.  Provide the operator with the following

information:

.  Location. This includes the direction the drone is flying, where it is coming from, and current  landmark or street intersections.

.  Date and time of sighting.

.  Detailed description of drone. Provide the approximate size and color of drone,  number of  propellers, and color of lights.

.  If possible, take a photograph or video of drone for the security team.

 

 

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