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.