Misuse of drones [1]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-01-17
Session date: 
January 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/0349
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How prepared are the Metropolitan Police, working with airport management, to deal with the misuse of drones obstructing the operation of airports in London?

Answers

Answer for Misuse of drones [1]
Misuse of drones [1]

Misuse of drones [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At both airports, Aviation Policing have conducted a vulnerability assessment, in liaison with other agencies, and have an operational plan to deal with drone sightings and misuse.  Overall responsibility for counter drone systems rests with the airport operators and both airports have arrangements and plans in place, with which we will continue to operate.  Aviation Policing are piloting a specific counter drone system, and the MPS has access to other systems, internally and via external providers, all of which contribute to a coordinated operational plan