Military

Counter drone systems ‘logical’ investment for airports, says Defence Secretary

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Defence secretary, Gavin Williamson MP, thinks investment into military-grade counter drone systems is ‘logical’, following disruption at Gatwick and Heathrow in recent weeks. Speaking to reporters during a visit to RAF Marham in Norfolk, Williamson gave his thoughts on the recent incidents at the London airports and how he thinks it should be handled in the future. According to a report from the Guardian, he said: “I think that everyone would be expecting all airports to be having this detection, and deterrence effect also, at all commercial airports in the future. It is a logical thing for them to be
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GATWICK RECAP: A timeline of drone Christmas carnage

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Gatwick has reopened after around 36 hours of closure, a timeframe many suggest is far too long. In one of the busiest days before Christmas, thousands of passengers had to be redirected to different airports around the UK or on to buses or trains while the majority remained stranded at Gatwick. The rogue drones and who was behind the disruption has not yet been found but the chaos led to many senior government figures calling for measures to be put in place, including the Prime Minister. The closure continued until this morning, when reports came through that the runway at
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