The Pine Bluff Arsenal is a no-drone zone and violators may face penalties, according to a news release issued Feb. 27.


“For the safety of the soldiers, workforce and families living and working on the Pine Bluff Arsenal, the airspace over the installation is a Federal Aviation Administration designated no-drone-zone. All unauthorized, unmanned aircraft and/or drones are prohibited,” according to the release.


“The Arsenal, like other Army installations, is a foundation of Army readiness. To protect our people, mission and assets, commanders have been authorized to damage, destroy, seize or disable unauthorized, unmanned aircraft,” according to the release.


“The installation works closely with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our workforce and assets. If someone in the community sees something, say something. Please report all sightings of unmanned aircraft systems or drones to local authorities.


“Unmanned aircraft operators who violate FAA flight restrictions may be subject to law enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges,” according to the release.