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Heathrow picks C-UAS to combat drone disruption

13th March 2019 - 16:08 GMT | by Kate Martyr in London


Heathrow has placed an order with German drone detection systems manufacturer Aaronia AG for a counter-UAS (C-UAS) system in a multi-million Euro deal, Shephard has learned. 

Aaronia AG's Advanced Automatic RF Tracking and Observation Solution Drone Detection System (Aartos DDS) will be installed at Heathrow Airport as the site seeks to avoid a repeat of the disruption caused by a drone sighting in its airspace in January 2019.

The system comes in a number of configurations with the X9 variant able to be operated by airports and cover areas of up to 50km. It is understood that ...

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