Operational Solution’s bespoke Anti-Drone System has been deployed at Heathrow.
The company say its counter drone measures will help keep the country’s busiest airport’s skies safe.
This counter-drone system at Heathrow works by detecting and tracking drones in surrounding airspace and alerting airports of unauthorised drone use quickly and efficiently.
This system also works to locate the drone pilots themselves and can be used to identify their location.
Operational Solutions says it has specifically been designed for Heathrow Airport, integrating for the first time a variety of leading counter drone technologies from different manufacturers.
It went on to explain how the kit will enhance detection capabilities and minimise delays, helping passengers to get away on time and also help the airport meet its sustainability objectives, by reducing the fuel wastage and additional flight stacking caused by unauthorised drones use.
Mark Legh-Smith, founder and CEO of Operational Solutions, said: “OSL is delighted that it has been selected as the solution architect and system integrator for the bespoke set of counter drone systems that have been deployed at Heathrow. We are pleased to be contributing to the safety and security of passengers and airlines at the UK’s largest international airport.”
While Jonathan Coen, director of security, added: “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 which will enhance our capabilities in the detection and deterrence of drones in and around our airfield. We’re delighted to have this unique system keeping our skies safe and helping passengers and cargo to get to their destinations on time.”