Saturday, 9th December 2023

UK airports order anti-drone equipment

London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have invested millions into anti-drone defenses following a drone attack in December, according to the UK media. Previously, the military had to provide its own countermeasures.


23 Dec 2018
Multiple sightings of unmanned aerial vehicles over the airport's runway grounded and rerouted flights overnight. Gatwick is Britain's second-busiest airport after Heathrow.
21 Dec 2018
London’s Gatwick Airport was closed to aircraft following multiple sightings of illegal drones, disrupting flights for as many as 115,000 people on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
23 Dec 2018
Gatwick airport has been plagued by drones in the past two days grounding hundreds of flights. Police have arrested two people they suspect are tied to the incident and operators are hoping to restore the full schedule.