The 36-hour flight break and cancellations at the Gatwick airport were finally completed early this month after the British Army deployed Israeli anti-drug technology.
In case, in one way, one of the biggest stories of 2018 was lost, more than 140,000 passengers were delayed and about 1000 flights diverted or canceled between December 19 and 21 of # 39 ; this month after an airplane plane or planes repeatedly shot the lands of the Gatwick airport.
While the Calvary was underway, the British Army introduced a costly Israeli anti-drone system aimed at preventing planes flying into the area. Forbes reports that in August 2018, Britain had paid several million pounds for the Drone Dome of the Advanced Defense System produced by Israel, a system usually intended to defend the airspace against hostile aircraft.
The technology works to identify the location of unauthorized UAVs, and then blocks the radio frequency that prevents communication between the pilot and the UAV, making them unable to fly.
The last one
- The British police reported that two drones found near the airport were not involved in the incident
- So far they have searched for 26 sites in the vicinity of Gatwick
- Sky News reports that the British Police are investigating "relevant sightings" for 115 witnesses, including 93 of "credible witnesses" that include pilots, airport personnel and police officers.
- Despite the sophisticated technology deployed by the army, no suspect is in custody. Police do not know the brand or model of the plane.
- The Gatwick airport still offers a reward of £ 50,000 ($ 63,500 USD) for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible
- The reason for the person or persons who flew the airline to the airport is still unknown
- The head of the Sussex police admits that some sightings may have been police drones (now it's not a laugh?)
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