AARONIA’S BESPOKE ANTI-DRONE SYSTEM DEPLOYED AT HEATHROW TO PROTECT THE UK’S BUSIEST AIRFIELD
Today, Aaronia announces that its anti-drone systems have been deployed at Europe’s No.1 Airport Heathrow as part of the airport‘s bespoke set of end-to-end counter drone measures to help to keep the country‘s busiest airfield free from drones. This one-of-a-kind Counter Drone system works by detecting and tracking drones in surrounding airspace and alerting airports of unauthorised drone use quickly and efficiently. This new and innovative system also works to locate the drone pilots themselves and can be used to identify their location. This technology has been specifically designed for Heathrow Airport and comprises of a variety of leading counter drone technologies, including systems from Aaronia as a central component of this anti-drone architecture.
The fast and accurate detection of rogue drones helps to keep Heathrow‘s passengers and colleagues safe and will support the airport, law enforcement and air traffic controllers as they work to protect Heathrow‘s airspace. This new kit will enhance detection capabilities and minimise delays, helping passengers to get away on time. The technology will also help the airport to meet its sustainability objectives, by reducing the fuel wastage and additional flight stacking caused by unauthorised drones use.
„The safety and security of our passengers and colleagues is our number one priority. That is why we‘re investing in this new cutting-edge technology, such as among others Aaronia’s drone defense system, which will enhance our capabilities in the detection and deterrence of drones in and around our airfield. We‘re delighted to have this unique system keeping our skies safe and helping passengers and cargo to get to their destinations on time.“Jonathan Coen, Director of Security