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New defence network protecting Britain from attack by terror drones is planned

Defence chiefs are planning to spend millions of pounds on new equipment to bring down drones operated by terrorists, amid fears of an attack on Britain from the skies.

Tory MP Penny Mordaunt, a defence minister, told the Commons yesterday that the use of unmanned drones by the country’s enemies had become ‘an emerging threat’.

She revealed that the Ministry of Defence was examining plans to purchase technology to take down the pilotless enemy aircraft as part of an upcoming Armed Forces review.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Since this is now out in the public domain, one of my fears was that Islamic terrorists would use drones in place of suicide bombers.

    • Xavier

      We need to be able to establish drone free zones. I don’t know how that would work, because I understand the mechanics and programming, and can think of dozens of ways to get around any potential security.

      But maybe someone can figure it out. There are apparently portable cell phone jammers that will prevent their use as detonators for explosives, perhaps that can be modified for radio control frequencies.

    • I wonder how big a payload a retail drone can carry… How much explosive is needed to do serious damage?

      Potential nightmare here I suspect.

      • Xavier

        If it can carry a box of diapers, it can carry a couple kilos of high explosive. Just set it on a car in a crowded area.

        We need technology to enforce drone free zones – and I don’t mean your trusty 12 gauge shotgun.

      • bob e

        how much does a suitcase nuke weigh .. how much did clockmed’s
        fake clock weigh ..

  • Martin B

    Millions of pounds on drone defence networks, not a penny on stopping Mohammedan immigration.

    As long as the source of the problem and the solution to the problem remain unthinkable in polite company, the problem will only get worse.

  • truepeers

    If it happens just once, and it probably will, any fool flying a drone in a city or over any crowd could cause a dangerous panic. Eventually drones in cities will have to be banned

  • bob e