Betty Boop: Two Drones Shut Down Key Airport — Over & Over…. UPDATE 2

Drones & UAVs, Government, Ineptitude, Law Enforcement, Military

now multiply by 100, choosing key Western cities…

Holiday chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick Airport

Phi Beta Iota: The West assumes impunity from interruption and is not ready for asymetric rear area attacks. An electromagnetic pulse gun in a helicopter would have been able to fry these drones on the spot. In a worst case a machine gunner, shooting downwards.  No one wants to think about this stuff….too inconvenient.

UPDATE 1:

The UK military is now providing electromagnetic weaponry capable of bringing down any drone, and the police, to their enormous credit, have managed to identify and arrest two elderly individuals — this was neither terrorism nor hooliganism — mature adults doing incredibly stupid things endangering hundreds and inconveniencing thousands.  Sadly, this could be done, on a no notice basis, to airports all over the world and — if the drones were treated as disposable — done without risk of capture for those doing the asymmetric attacks on aviation “op tempo.”

UPDATE 2:

The couple has been released.  The UK Government has no clue who did this. Hopefully the captured drones will yield fingerprints and DNA.