Drone near-miss sparks concern at airport

Officials at Windsor’s airport are expressing great concern over a single-engine plane’s near-miss with a drone as the plane was taking off, and are urging anyone with information on the drone to call police. The encounter happened while the plane, a local flying club’s single-engine Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GGMV), belonging to Journey Air, was taking…
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BA jet carrying 300 passengers from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi came within 20ft of smashing into an illegally flown drone while flying at 6,000ft shortly after take-off, report reveals

A British Airways jet carrying up to 300 passengers came within 20ft of smashing into an illegally flown drone, a report revealed today. The dramatic near miss is believed to have been the closest ever near miss between a BA jet and a drone. The B777 jet had the close call while flying at around…
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Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit by drones Tuesday west of its capital of Riyadh, the Saudi energy minister said, shortly after rebels in Yemen claimed they carried out coordinated drone strikes against the kingdom. The attacks followed reports of sabotage against oil tankers in the…
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400 drones detected over secret site says counter-drone company

A Queensland company which has installed counter-drone security at a critical infrastructure site with a restricted airspace in Australia says it has detected 400 drones in just six months. EPE uses the US-developed MESMER drone technology, which instead of using jamming techniques exploits drone protocols to identify a drone’s unique identification number and take control…
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