Words By: Drone Major
Despite recent happenings with “rogue” air drones, we should not demonize the technology.
In a recent interview with 5 News, Drone Major Group’s Head of Counter Drone Technology, Barry Jenkins, discussed the logistics and practicality of removing (and preventing) unwarranted drone interference.
To Jenkins, the economic, civil and philanthropic benefits of drone technology outweigh the risks, such as the recent happenings at Gatwick airport in late December. “By 2030,” Jenkins says, “drones have been externally predicted to generate 42 billion for the UK economy… providing 680,000 jobs.” Drone technology provides access to a plethora of exploratory solutions never before seen as possible — maritime study, agricultural surveillance, even autonomous vehicle integration. The possibilities, at this point, are only further growing; however, the fear of the public is growing steadily alongside the technology.
Drone Major Group’s Jenkin’s advice? The proper investment in and implementation of counter drone strategy surfaces as the solution to the public unrest. Utilising the correct policies and procedures — and possibly one or a variety of the currently available counter drone technology systems — events like Gatwick’s drone-related shutdown could be more easily resolved, even preemptively avoided.
Whether looking to integrate drone and counter drone technology or seek advice on policy and procedure oversight, Drone Major Group is here to help.