The police in the United Kingdom have accused the government of lagging behind in dealing with the threat of drones days after alleged saboteurs managed to bring the country’s second biggest airport to a standstill with the illegal use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
London’s Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said on Thursday that the disruption at Gatwick airport last week were not the fault of the police, saying the government should have had a better knowledge of how to deal with the threat of recreational drones to the aviation industry.
“I think the whole country and certainly the government will have watched what’s gone on and said we need to up our game here,” Dick said in an interview with the BBC radio, adding, “The drone technology is always changing. We have to keep up with that.”
The comments came after more than 1,000 flights were grounded at Gatwick were back-to-back flying of drones above near the…