A New York Times article says that a sophisticated drone detection system was tested over Target Field in downtown Minneapolis during the MLB All-Star Game in July.
The story says security officials used a covert radar detection program brought in by thewhich detected several small, commercial drones flying in the area. “Some were similar to the quadcopter that crashed on the White House lawn Monday,” the story said.
Even using the expensive system, though, officials at Target Field were unable to stop the drones from flying into the stadium. Because of that, MLB decided not to use the system in the playoffs last fall.
The story says it’s not known which, if any, drone-detection system will be used Sunday at the Super Bowl.