Gatwick Drone Attack ‘May Have Been Inside Job’

Police say the  drone attack that disrupted flights at Gatwick Airport for 33 hours last December may have been carried out by an insider at the airport. Sussex Police said the possibility that an insider was involved was “credible”, while Gatwick’s chief Read More …

Passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone as it came into land at Manchester Airport

A passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone ‘almost head-on’ as it came into land at Manchester Airport. A pilot described the incident near as a ‘close encounter’, a UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report revealed. The rectangular drone was flown Read More …

UK MOD launches £2m fund to counter drones threat

The MOD has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the future threats of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The competition, run by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the MOD’s innovation hub, will seek robust and cost-effective next-generation solutions to Read More …

Drone jamming system to protect European airports, public spaces

‘There are some who are using them for criminal acts. For example, drones are being used to smuggle drugs, telephones or other stuff into prisons. That is a very specific use case where the pilot is deliberately breaking the rules. Read More …

Why airports can’t stop drones from causing chaos

London’s Heathrow airport had to suspend flights on Tuesday after drone sightings there, following similar disruptive incidents at Gatwick in December that affected 1,000 flights. The move to suspend flights is understandable. Airports and the airlines that pay them don’t want to Read More …

Authorities must do more to meet airport drone threat – Met police chief

Government and security officials must “up their game” to tackle the illegal use of drones at airports which brought chaos to London’s Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas, Britain’s most senior police officer said on Thursday. Three days of Read More …

Government ‘Can Now Deploy Drone Detection Systems Throughout The UK’

Ministers say unidentified systems have been readied to prevent further chaos of the kind that struck Gatwick last week The government has said it now has detection systems that can be deployed throughout the country to combat the threat of Read More …

Gatwick flights resume as drones disappear

Gatwick has released a statement: “Gatwick’s runway is currently available having reopened at 06:00. A limited number of aircraft are taking off and landing at Gatwick this morning but our departures and arrivals rate is currently very restricted to just Read More …