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CTX 2015: UAVs set for UK Counter Terror operations

22nd April 2015 - 13:32 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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The UK’s counter terrorism policing unit has selected the Aeryon SkyRanger UAS to carry out security and surveillance missions at airports across the UK and will begin a phased deployment of the aircraft over the next 18 months.

Shephard learned of the deployment at Counter Terror Expo in London, where it was revealed the UAVs will be able to provide a higher level of interception than is currently possible in more difficult to access areas. 

‘With the new UAV system we will be able to carry out missions around seven times faster than ground-based activity and at around ten per

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