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DRONE TECHNOLGY Whether the operator is a negligent enthusiast or an individual intent on an act of terrorism, drones can pose a significant security risk. Drone detection systems and other counter-drone technologies now play a major role in national security and the fight against terrorism

DRONES AND COUNTER DRONE TECHNOLOGIES

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here are many examples which demonstrate the capability of drones to save lives, solve problems and boost the economy, but while this industry develops, the use of drones by malicious actors has skyrocketed. With the police responsible for taking enforcement action when it is believed that the requirements of the law have not been met, counter-drone technology, which can detect and - when needed - jam, capture, or disable unauthorized drones, has become an essential weapon in the arsenal to help keep the public safe. Sponsored by ECS & TCI, the latest CTB365 webinar Drones and Counter-Drone Technologies provided food for thought. Hosted by counter terror expert Philip Ingram MBE, the webinar delivered a fascinating insight into how the police force are coping with a wide variety of drone misuse, from simple illegal flying

near airports to smuggling contraband into prison establishements. James Bingham, lead intelligence analyst at the National Police Chief Council’s Counter Drones unit, set the police scene with an examination into the capabilities of the latest counter drone systems it uses. Bingham was joined by TCI application engineer Peter Savage, who presented a session called Manual Drone Detection & Geolocation vs Automatic, while Paul Taylor of ECS, David Beckett of TCI and David Eldridge of Chess Dynamics presented sessions which highlighted counter UAS integration challenges and technology to help overcome them. Following registration, the two hour webinar can be viewed free of charge. L

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