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Insight: Industry and associations react to Gatwick drone incursion

21st December 2018 - 16:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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As Gatwick Airport begins to clear its backlog of flights caused by an unknown UAS threat earlier this week, the regulatory, legislative and security implications are likely to be felt for some time.

Reaction to the Gatwick incident from the UK and wider international industry and airline associations has been swift, with the incident in some cases dividing opinion in how best to proceed.

Geoff Moore, business development manager at Blighter Surveillance Systems, which manufacturers UAS radar detection systems, told Shephard that this would be ‘a wake-up call’ for security and aviation security in particular.

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Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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