Aaronia has confirmed that its anti-drone systems have been deployed at Heathrow as part of the airport‘s bespoke set of end-to-end counter drone measures.
The system works by detecting and tracking drones in surrounding airspace and alerting airports of unauthorised drone use quickly and efficiently.
It also works to locate the drone pilots themselves and can be used to identify their location.
Aaronia explained how the technology has been specifically designed for Heathrow Airport and comprises of a variety of leading counter drone technologies, including systems from Aaronia as a central component of this anti-drone architecture.
Thorsten Chmielus, founder and CEO of Aaronia AG, said: “Aaronia is delighted that the 6th generation of its world’s most successful counter drone system has been selected to be deployed at Heathrow.
“We are proud to contribute to the safety of passengers and airlines at the UK ‘s largest international airport”
While Jonathan Coen, director of security at Heathrow, said: “The safety and security of our passengers and colleagues is our number one priority. That is why we‘re investing in this new cutting-edge technology, such as among others Aronia’s drone defense system, which will enhance our capabilities in the detection and deterrence of drones in and around our airfield.
Adding: “We ‘re delighted to have this unique system keeping our skies safe and helping passengers and cargo to get to their destinations on time.”