Gatwick Airport Chaos: 5 Surprisingly Ingenious Ways To Shoot Down A Drone

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Drones deliberately flown over London’s Gatwick Airport prompted chaos and widespread disruption for more than 110,000 passengers on Thursday.

Britain’s second-biggest airport was forced to close whilst police pursued the drones’ operators.

Sussex Police described a game of cat-and-mouse, with the flying gadgets zig-zagging across the airfield before disappearing for short periods.

But how might police catch the drones? Dozens of products have been developed to help defeat rogue flying objects, known as “counter UAS”. Here are just some of the options available.

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