‘Wild west’ drone market causing major airport issues
Virtually every one of the world’s commercial airports and leading destinations currently remain vulnerable to criminal abuse or ‘rogue’ operation of drone technology, according to Robert Garbett, founder and Chief Executive of Drone Major Group.
Chaos recently ensued at Gatwick Airport, near London, UK, recently, and then once more at Heathrow, also in London.
This was followed by an exploding drone incident in Yemen.
Robert Garbett said: “The commercial air drone market is currently still like the Wild West - exciting, and representing unprecedented economic opportunity for companies and organisations which are fast adopting this exceptional technology.
“However there will always be those who would flaunt laws and regulation to cause maximum disruption around the world.
“This particularly impacts on more vulnerable sectors such as airports, financial centres, energy facilities, stadiums and concert venues, which require tailored defence strategies to protect against what is a new and real security challenge.”