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What can the Pentagon learn from the drones at Gatwick?

Friday, July 12, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Kelsey D. Atherton  |  July 12, 2019  |  C4ISRNET

 

For almost 30 hours in December, a phantom terrorized Gatwick, the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The drone or drones in question have still not been found. Instead of a Phantom, they might have been Parrots, or Mavics, or something more Yuneec, but whatever the actual craft, the effect was the same: in the middle of holiday travel, the airport was haunted by an uncrewed spectre of some kind. At the Interpol World conference held in Singapore, July 3, British security officials attempted to explain how a drone, or perhaps a handful of drones, kept the airport immobilized.

Sussex Police Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw, in conversation with journalist Philip Ingram, gave an explanation for why police were unable to manage the drone sightings. According to BBC reporting, Burtenshaw told Ingram that the counter-drone plan was based around a single drone incursion on the airport, which was not equipped to handle incursions by two or more drones. READ MORE...


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