Table of Contents
- What are drones?
- Supporting technologies
- Advantages of aerial drones in maritime applications
- Maritime challenges for aerial drones
- Current maritime uses for aerial drones
- Future maritime uses for aerial drones
In 2018, an aerial drone the size of a pigeon shut down London Gatwick Airport for 33 hours. Over 1,000 flights were cancelled, and 140,000 passengers were stranded at the terminal gates. It cost the airlines more than £47 million ($US64 million).
It brought airport security, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and the UK Anti-Terrorism network to their knees, and Gatwick’s runway fell silent for over two days. The operator is still at-large.
Intelligence Subscribers Only
This content is only available to subscribers of the Thetius Intelligence Platform. For a demo and subscription options request a callback from our team.