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Old 21st Dec 2018, 15:07
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The British army has deployed an anti-drone system developed by Israeli government owned electronics company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to protect London's Gatwick airport:-
https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-u...ort-1001265876
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 15:35
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silverlise: Makes sense. Many thanks.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 15:48
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Now the drone(s) have gone we need to send for Sgt Coombes RAF to sort out the resulting mess
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:01
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Time to make it a legal requirement to fit permanently active transponders to drones?
(Penalties to include incineration by [email protected] weapon, of both owner and craft.)
Brilliant idea... oh but... hang on... I am sure that anyone using a drone for illegal activity will quickly learn how to deactivate said transponders, after all most modern drones have geo-fencing around locations such as airports and, if these sightings are accurate, that has not stopped these incidents from occurring

PPRuNe used to be full of mostly intelligent people in the aviation profession, however reading many of the posts in this thread I am beginning to wonder where they have all gone. Such a lot of nonsense posted, plus Gertrude and his usual boring habit of bringing politics and Brexit into every thread
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:11
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"Over 90 percent of airports in the world are unprepared for drones," said the founder and chief executive of Fortem Technologies, which is testing a drone defense system on several American runways. - New York Times

I'm sure we'd all like to hear exactly what "the other 10%" are doing and how they are "prepared" for a drone incursion? An open source platform like Pixhawk supports predefined mission planning for autonomous flight without direct radio control. Signal jamming isn't effective in this case and that seems to be the basis of the Rafael system?
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:17
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The "Drones" are back
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:20
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Put a fire control radar on it. Might be X band rather than L but the receiver electronics probably aren't that robust.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:27
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From what I heard on the latest news it seems this is an ongoing affair with the airport under constant threat of incursions by drone(s). Now where does that come from. If it is coming from the airport management they surely know something which is not for public consumption. It would seem someone has put a lid on what`s going on behind the scenes. A poster in this or another thread had made mention of blackmail, could that now be reasonable speculation.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:41
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Originally Posted by 750XL View Post
The "Drones" are back
To go back there with all those eyes and all that equipment is very very stupid or maybe they are a tech genius.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:43
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Originally Posted by Chronus View Post
From what I heard on the latest news it seems this is an ongoing affair with the airport under constant threat of incursions by drone(s). Now where does that come from. If it is coming from the airport management they surely know something which is not for public consumption. It would seem someone has put a lid on what`s going on behind the scenes. A poster in this or another thread had made mention of blackmail, could that now be reasonable speculation.
I cant find that post but I saw it earlier, I was going to say that is how Die Hard 2 starts, and its close to Christmas.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:48
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Yeah in Die Hard 2 the "terrorists" are camped out in a church on the airport perimeter. There's a pointy spired church on the gatwick south side. Maybe the police should look in there first!!

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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:50
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Flights that had taxied out to RWY now returning to stand
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:53
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Originally Posted by MFC_Fly View Post
PPRuNe used to be full of mostly intelligent people in the aviation profession, however reading many of the posts in this thread I am beginning to wonder where they have all gone.
People have been making this complaint for the last 20 years, so things are as they've always been.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:57
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Originally Posted by N4565L View Post
Flights that had taxied out to RWY now returning to stand
Westjet 767 the only remaining airborne arrival, still holding at WILLO....
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:07
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People have been making this complaint for the last 20 years, so things are as they've always been.
and the people complaining always think they are in the mostly intelligent segment of posters, something which isn't necessarily always true!!

To my mind (others can decide whether it is intelligent or not) the re-appearance of the drones does seem to be more of a planned event triggered by something, rather than some random oiks causing chaos for their own amusement. The operator(s) are also displaying a huge confidence that they will not be caught. Hopefully it is a misplaced confidence.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:14
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Someone better get weaving on an efficient drone dropper from distance.
Massive airport disruption at a very bad time. And that's only Gatwick. Heathrow's down the road. JFK's across a pond.
I'll get back to the perp punishment phase.
Lashing to a CF6 and startup seems about right.
Front or back?
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:24
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EGKK reopened, flights departing
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:26
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Someone better get weaving on an efficient drone dropper from distance.
Massive airport disruption at a very bad time. And that's only Gatwick. Heathrow's down the road. JFK's across a pond.
I'll get back to the perp punishment phase.
Lashing to a CF6 and startup seems about right.
Front or back?
Why bother to expend all that energy worrying about it? - this is just an early foretaste of March 29th, you'll be better advised to just get used to it.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:27
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U28577 /EZY72JA to BCN airborne!! Hurray! Well done for all those involved!
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 17:28
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Why bother to expend all that energy worrying about it? - this is just an early foretaste of March 29th, you'll be better advised to just get used to it.
I'm beginning to think your a Bot, Gertie
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