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Drones have increasingly become a more and more popular attack strategy at airports or important infrastructures for terrorists. There is no denying how difficult these unmanned aerial systems are to detect. Luckily, two companies are collaborating together to help solve this ongoing problem. The first being CerbAir, which is a manufacturer of Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) solutions. The other company is AirMap, which is a global airspace intelligence platform for drones.
With the combination of both of these high-tech companies working together, the chance of developing a successful Counter-Unmanned Aerial System is pretty high. The two of these will work as an integrated system, detecting unregistered drones and alerting public authorities. When authorities are informed, the drone’s location will also be rendered which will make the process even more efficient. It is clear that with both of these systems operating together, unmanned aerial system attack risk will reduce significantly.
Although the chances of a drone colliding with an airplane pose as a low possibility, it is still a threat and will at least delay many flights if a drone is present. The legal restrictions for operating a drone near an airport is flying it at a maximum height of 400 feet and at least 1km away. However, there are cases where a drone can still come into contact with a plane even if it is flying below the maximum 400 feet.