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UK now has systems to combat drones - Ben Wallace

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46676762

Detection systems are now able to be deployed throughout the UK to combat the threat of drones, ministers say.

It follows three days of disruption at Gatwick airport last week, when drones were sighted near the runway.
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For every measure there will inevitably be developed a countermeasure. Good news for the military industrial complex.
 

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So a duck hunter with a shotgun is not an option?
 

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Inability to detect the drones was not the problem, the inability to neutralize the threat was the problem.

This looks like security theater.
 

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So a duck hunter with a shotgun is not an option?

Yes, but for narcodrone interception as they pass over the border with Mexico. The DEA should put a bounty on them: $500-1K per downed narcodrone.
 

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I'll believe it when the tech people prove it works, not when the politicians say it works.

There are several ways to approach the anti-drone question. With the ones carrying cameras, it should be straight forward to pick up their video downlink, DF on it & perhaps launch a small interceptor missile equipped to deploy a net to snag the drone & bring it down of its own weight.
 
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