Two airports in the British capital London have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month.
London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports confirmed on Thursday that the anti-drone defenses are worth “several million pounds,” without giving further details.
“While I can’t go into detail about exactly what we have, I can confirm this was an investment of several million pounds to ensure we are at an equivalent level to that provided by the Armed Forces”, a spokeswoman for Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, said in an emailed statement.
Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, also said it had ordered the equipment and was working closely with authorities and looking at relevant technology to combat the threat of drones.
UK Transport Minister Chris Grayling met police, aviation and military officials on Thursday to discuss the issue, according to The Times newspaper,…