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UK.gov plans £2,500 fines for kids flying toy drones within 3 MILES of airports • The Register

[ad_1] Families living near airports whose children fly toy helicopters in their gardens could be fined up to £2,500 under new government plans that, er, flew under the radar during the ongoing Brexit chaos. A recent “correction slip” issued to change the government’s plans for new anti-drone laws removes a …

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EasyJet says drone chaos was ‘wake-up call’ for airports

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The drone sightings led to many people being stranded at Gatwick EasyJet has said last month’s drone disruption at Gatwick was a “wake-up call” for airports. The drones caused blanket cancellations over a number of days in December and mass passenger disruption as a …

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Drone-killing tech outlawed at Australian airports despite ‘catastrophic’ risk to flights

[ad_1] Updated January 20, 2019 11:20:09 Photo: Drones grounded flights at the UK’s Gatwick airport for days around Christmas. (AP: John Stillwell) New figures show pilots at Australian airports have spotted hundreds of drones in restricted airspace in the past two-and-a-half years, but experts say Australian law complicates the use …

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New radar can stop drones disrupting airports say experts

[ad_1] Britain’s airports could immediately spot and verify drone incursions with new radar, according to aerospace experts, who said that the technology was already installed at airports in other countries, but not in the UK. Iain Gray, director of aerospace at Cranfield University, told a briefing at the Science Media …

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Two drones come dangerously close to airports every week

[ad_1] In the past year, rogue drones have caused major disruptions to Auckland and Wellington airports, they’ve come within 10 metres of the police Eagle helicopter and within five metres of a plane carrying 278 people. The aviation industry is looking into new methods for detecting drones and regulating their …

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Technology to completely prevent drone disruption at UK airports does not currently exist, warns Chris Grayling

[ad_1] The technology does not currently exist to completely prevent drone disruption at UK airports, Chris Grayling has warned. The Transport Secretary said there was no “off the shelf solution” to stopping drones flying near critical national infrastructure and prevention technology was “very immature”. His comments suggest the Government is …

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Canada needs a way to stop drones from buzzing airports

[ad_1] After years of consultations, the federal government has finally introduced tough new restrictions on the use of drones. But as robust and welcome as they are, they may still be too little, too late. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces new rules to fly a drone in Canada.  (Paul Chiasson …

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Tech to stop drone attacks at airports ‘does not exist’ says transport secretary

[ad_1] The transport secretary has admitted the technology to stop drones disrupting airports does not exist yet. Chris Grayling told Sky News the Government was working very hard to develop a ‘new set of systems’ that would help tackle the problem. The Conservatives announced on Tuesday a package of measures …

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Heliguy assisting UK airports with drone detection

[ad_1] North-East UAV specialist Heliguy has been assisting major UK airports with their drone-detection systems, as well as showcasing other options to enhance defences. Prompted by December’s chaos at Gatwick, followed more recently by disruption at Heathrow, Heliguy has been called to numerous airports to share its knowledge in UAV tracking …

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Drone jamming system to protect European airports, public spaces | Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine

[ad_1] Why are drones posing a growing problem in our skies? ‘If you go back maybe five years, that is when the first incidents started to appear. At the time, there wasn’t really anybody taking care of the airspace below normal flying level. So, if you were flying below 200 …

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Airport drone disruption: All major UK airports to have ‘military-grade’ protection

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images All major UK airports now have or will soon have military grade anti-drone equipment, the government says. It comes after the military were called in to help when drone sightings caused delays for around an hour at Heathrow on Tuesday. And drone sightings at Gatwick …

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Experts to assess threat of drones around Irish airports

[ad_1] An expert group is to carry out a detailed risk assessment of the threat of drones around our airports after meeting with the Transport Minister. Shane Ross called a meeting of the National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group in the wake of drone incidents in the UK which …

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