Laws not enough to deal with fast-evolving drone tech threat to aviation security: Experts

One approach to tackling the drone threat is to restrict their capabilities through geofencing. Drones commercially available to the public could be pre-programmed to avoid flying into sensitive or protected airspace. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
One approach to tackling the drone threat is to restrict their capabilities through geofencing. Drones commercially available to the public could be pre-programmed to avoid flying into sensitive or protected airspace. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

The British government is being warned by its own security experts that its newly introduced legislation is not sufficient to deal with the threat to infrastructure from potential drone attacks.

Speaking at a recent conference on aviation security organised by the London police, Ms Claire Dimmock from the national counter-terrorism unit said that fast-evolving drone technology is presenting a frightening challenge which could overwhelm the authorities' defence capabilities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'Fast-evolving drone technology increases threat to aviation security'. Subscribe