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Drone sightings at Heathrow, Gatwick could lead to tougher l…

Heathrow Airport stopped departures following a drone sighting.  Kent German/CNET The British government may consider stricter laws on drone use after flights were disrupted at two of the country’s largest airports. David Lidington, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s de-facto deputy, said the government will look for ways to strengthen drone laws after …

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Drone forces London’s Heathrow Airport into lockdown

Departures from London’s Heathrow Airport were suspended for about an hour overnight after a drone sighting. The shut down comes just three weeks after Gatwick, Britain’s second-busiest airport, was closed over three days because of drone sightings. Heathrow Airport tweeted: “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and …

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Heathrow Airport says suspending departures after drone sigh…

London’s Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest hub in terms of passenger numbers, said it has suspended all departing flights on Tuesday following a drone sighting. “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety,” the airport’s …

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Gatwick and Heathrow Airports ‘order military standard anti-…

Gatwick and Heathrow Airports have reportedly ordered military-grade anti-drone defences worth “several million pounds”. It comes after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month. Transport minister Chris Grayling met police, aviation and defence chiefs on Thursday to discuss the issue, The Times reported. The technology is said …

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