BT launches counter-drone solution with DroneShield

BT has launched a new counter-drone solution to help organisations protect against threats to privacy, security and safety from potential intruding drones. The new counter drone solution, provided by BT’s Enterprise unit and in partnership with DroneShield, will give organisations the capability to detect, track and identify drones which breach airspace and site limits, helping security staff respond to threats quickly and pro-actively. Where lawful, the drone detection service can also extend to provide safe and effective countermeasures once a drone threat has been detected. BT described how although the majority of drone use provides a great benefit to society,
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Air Force Base sticks with Dedrone for UAS threat tracking solutions

Dedrone has announced the continuation of its license agreement with F.E. Warren Air Force Base. F.E. Warren was selected to test the Dedrone platform in June of 2018 as part of a DIU testing phase that included six Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, and has been continuously testing, evaluating and using the capability for over a year. The base’s solicitation notice justified the need to continue licensing the Dedrone solution. In a statement, the base explained: "Without this system, F.E. Warren AFB will not have a reliable sUAS detection capability for specific areas of interest. “DroneTracker is the only system
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Five country security summit calls for tech companies to prioritise public protection

Tech companies have been advised to prioritise the protection of their users and the wider public when designing services, the UK and international security partners have warned. In a meeting which focused on ‘emerging threats’, a theme which included drones as a category, senior ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to work together with industry to tackle a range of security threats. Newly-appointed home secretary Priti Patel joined the other representatives at the 2-day summit, known as the Five Country Ministerial. In a statement released on the Government’s website, the Home
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Extinction Rebellion plans two-week Heathrow drone shutdown

Extinction Rebellion members are reportedly planning on a two week shutdown of Heathrow Airport this coming autumn. According to leaked documents seen exclusively by the Huffington Post, the climate activist group will organise ‘day after day’ of chaos across a two week period. The protest is part of a bid to stop flights, the leaked document reveals, in a wider move to combat plans to expand the airport. Huffington Post revealed the document stated: “There is the opportunity to transform the humble drone into a David which allows us to stop the Goliath of Heathrow and the global aviation industry
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