US Lawmakers call on Army to coordinate small-drone defenses

To better defend military forces against small weaponized drones, lawmakers introduced legislation calling for the Army to coordinate troop defenses against small unmanned aerial systems for the Department of Defense. Small drones — including small, easily acquired, commercially made drones Read More …

UK DASA: Competition document – Countering Drones – Finding and neutralising small UAS threats Phase 2 [Update]

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can develop the technology needed to counter Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) and demonstrate how these can be integrated together to form a capable system. Please note this is the Read More …

UK govt launches Counter-Drone strategy to tackle drone misuse

The UK government has launched a new strategy, Counter-Drone, to safeguard the public from malicious or criminal use of drones. As part of the strategy, the government will tackle the misuse of drones by developing a new mobile counter-drone unit. Read More …

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 …