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Drones: Latest incidents around the world

As recent incidents has shown – the Gatwick airport shut down, the attack on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, the prison escape of French outlaw Rédoine Faïd –, drones have the ability to create chaos at major transport hubs and enable terrorists and criminals to conduct illegal activities. Although authorities now...

Opinion piece: Risk, regulation and resilience in countering drones

In this exclusive opinion piece, the researchers behind the ‘Red Teaming Report’ on ‘The Nefarious, Criminal and Terrorist Use of Drones’, Professor David Dunn and Dr Christopher Wyatt from the University of Birmingham, explore the challenges surrounding countering drones in the civilian space. Leaders of this year’s Countering Drones Conference...

Global Countering Drones Market Report

In this exclusive infographic, discover what has changed in the drones industry. What stage are they now at regarding the engagement and counter-drone technology currently available on the market? What is their opinion on their country's legislation's response to the threat? Has the communication between the government and the public...

Countering ISIS' Drones

This exclusive speaker preview from General (Rtd) Mahmoud Al-Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Senior Consultant, Iraq delves into the challenges of countering drones used by ISIS in the country. From surveillance to dropping IEDs, the commercially-available aircraft changed warfare from 2014 onwards. 

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Are we prepared for the threat of drones? [INFOGRAPHIC]

"Of those industries that are seen as particularly at-risk of unlawful drone use, 83% claim they require counter-drone solutions and are yet to fulfill this requirement..." Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat...

Drones and airports: Global threat map

The threat posed by drones to airports is real. Even though regulations have been recently updated in some countries and countermeasures currently trialled, the safety risk they pose along with the potential financial loss they could cause is still present.In preparation for Countering Drones 2018, we compiled information from a...

No Drone Zone: When ignorance becomes a threat to security

While this year’s Countering Drones forum will be providing a dedicated focus on the technologies and legal implications surrounding drone countermeasures for at-risk sites, it will also be offering scope on the efforts to raise public awareness on drone regulations so as to lessen the risk of negligent incidents. After...

Drones & Airports: Risks on the Rise

Ahead of Countering Drones Global Conference, we wanted to share a presentation from 2017; Nathan Wall, Safety Lead, Cork Airport discussed the risks on the rise associated with drones and airports and how they are shaping future regulation. 

Drones regulations and incidents worldwide: 2017 update

While regulations emerge in more countries, the number of incidents that could potentially create serious damage keeps increasing at a rate too fast to keep up. More civilian drones than ever are being used illegally or above sensitive areas and could threaten national security. In this updated map, discover which...

RAND Report on Drones

Drones—or as they are also known, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—are in the headlines and provoking debates, especially for their use in U.S. targeted killings. They are spreading across the globe and others are beginning to use them. How dangerous is the proliferation of armed UAVs and what effect will...

Will UAVs be game changers in future peacekeeping?

With the conflict in The Democratic Republic of the Congo nearing 10 years of almost non-stop fighting, and with political relations between the government and rebel groups - and more recently Rwanda - at a stalemate, focus has shifted to the UN peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, in a search for solutions...

Sandia Report on the Counter UAV Market

The purpose of this document is to briefly frame the challenges of detecting low, slow, and small (LSS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

US grappling with counter-UAS technology challenges

As Defence IQ has recently reported, the rising number of criminal and negligent incidents involving civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is pushing harder on the need for a greater awareness of the potential dangers to the public. However, in many cases, awareness is just not enough. The progress of UAS...

NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) hurdles higher than they appear

The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme remains of critical importance to the alliance and to the future shape of unmanned aviation in Europe. But the problems facing both the platform and the general sector aren’t quite as close to being solved as appearance suggests judging by reports from the...

Stopping drones from entering a country: The Estonia - Russia border conundrum

Drones can be damaging for borders, whether they smuggle illicit or counterfeit products, provide intelligence to an adversary or pose a physical threat through bombs or chemical warfare. How are border forces dealing with this increasing problem? in this exclusive interview with Colonel Tarmo Kohv, Border Delegate and Liaison Officer...