# Would it be safer if Drones carried transponders? [closed]

The current FAA regulations don’t permit UAS above 400’ AGL, but that doesn’t mean that the machines are not capable of flying higher than that.

Since a Mode-C (at the minimum) transponder is required in various airspaces, is it a good time to start considering the fact Drones should start carrying some sort of altitude-reporting transponders?

• In the world of drone operators, for every 1 that follows the regulations, there are like 10 who don't. – SMS von der Tann Oct 24 '18 at 19:01
• Should they all have ADS-B Out as well by Jan 1 2020, like most other aircraft will do, if flying in airspace where Radio Comm's are required? These guys are making some pretty small units uavionix.com – CrossRoads Oct 24 '18 at 19:09
• The wording of the fact Drones should start carrying gives me the impression that your mind is already made up. If this isn't the case you might want to edit your question. – Steve V. Oct 24 '18 at 19:44
• I'm sorry, but I can't see why this question would need to be reopened. What would make it not "opinion based"? How is "would it be safer?" not a call for opinions? – Federico Oct 25 '18 at 13:08