Heathrow Airport installs anti-drone system that can locate UAV pilots

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Heathrow Airport installs anti-drone system that can locate UAV pilots
It will help enforce the five-kilometer drone no-fly zone around the airport.

The UK knows first-hand how disruptive drones can be to major airports. Last March, it introduced legislation to widen the drone no-fly zone around airports to five kilometers. Now, to enforce the new rules, London's Heathrow Airport has installed a system to detect and identify unauthorized UAVs.
The one-of-a-kind "Counter Drone" system was designed for Heathrow Airport by Operational Solutions Ltd, with help from manufacturers like Aveillant. In addition to detecting and tracking unauthorized drones, the system will locate the drone pilots, who can face up to five years in prison for flying in a UK Flight Restriction Zone without permission.......

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Holographic Radar - I wonder what that actually is. I guess a dot on a map was too unsophisticated and cost efficient. Either way, I say good for them. Should stop hoaxers at any rate. Heathrow never could confirm an actual sighting, which is now addressed. Less reason to misidentify a bird or a floating bread wrapper as being a drone. Drones have a hard enough time gaining acceptance. Idiots get caught, hoaxers get stopped. WINNING!
 

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