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Imminent Drone Threats 2018
A specialty conference for selected decision makers
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Security in the 3rd Dimension
Today, Whitefox Defense technology products can detect reliably the presence of drones beyond the of sight. We will describe and demonstrate features of this technology. It operates in the background until it detects a drone and alerts a nearby operator. The alerted operator is in full control and may choose to force it to land. This electronic mitigation does not use any form of jamming and is safe to use around airports and other sensitive locations.
The participant will leave with a clear understanding of the dangers presented by drones and several available defense mechanisms to keep their facilities safe from the Clueless, Careless or Criminal operators of aerial drones.
First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim
5 July 2017
Sunday’s incident at Gatwick, where a drone spotted on the airport’s final approach path caused the runway to be closed for two separate periods, has understandably received a lot of press coverage.
The incident caused significant knock-on effects for air traffic control, beyond just stopping arrivals while the runway was closed and caused serious disruption in the sky above southern England.
It is always the airport’s decision whether to close the runway to arriving aircraft. Safety is always going to be the number one priority and Gatwick was left with little choice on this occasion, given the location of the drone.
Our job is to work with the airport to manage and minimise the disruption caused by such a closure. This is no small challenge when you’re talking about the world’s busiest single runway airport in some of the world’s busiest airspace, particularly during a busy summer weekend. I was in the Operations Room when the call came in on Sunday.
Our first job was to divert aircraft coming into land away from the runway. This meant tactically manoeuvring aircraft to avoid the runway, which significantly increases controller workloads. This is where a controller’s extensive training really comes to the fore, managing multiple aircraft in a relatively confined area of airspace…and keeping them safely separated at all times.
We directed the aircraft back to the two holds that support Gatwick – one called Timba to the South East of the airport and another called Willo to the South West. You can see this in the radar replay footage below. With the runway closed, these holds soon started to fill up and it wasn’t long before we had to open the contingency hold – Mayfield – as well.
Published on Dec 27, 2017
Bill English took us on a tour of the NTSB research facility in Ashburn virginia to detail the drone/helicopter crash that occcured in New York earlier this year. Was the pilot following the rules? What happened to the helicopter? How did the NTSB find the drone pilot? All this and more in today’s episode.