Maybe the RAF has to consider to create a killer-drone squadron to eliminate this kind of threat.From what I’ve read elsewhere, the UAVs in question here seem far from toys. There have been reports of 7+ UAVs in the air around EGKK simultaneously, some reports even mentioned “petrol powered” UAVs.
This is a delibarate act to bring one of the UK’s biggest airports to a standstill, not some kid with a toy not knowing any better.
As such, regulating this would be far, far more difficult than just writing some legislation and calling it a day.
I was wondering what the armies/arms industry in the world are doing to counter the use of drones in general?
Usually when there is a new weapon, defence gurus are brainstorming how to eliminate the threat created by the new 'weapon'. I can not imagine some generals have not been thinking how to handle the new battlefield situation created by the widespread use of small and medium sized drones /UAV's which are used for recce,spying or even attacks. (In the LGW-case,using Apache helicopters to shoot down drones in a civil environment is probably too risky)
What about jamming? or hacking and take over control? Or are these LGW drones pre-programmed and can act, and react, on their own?