Illegal or unwanted drones put air travellers at risk, so a competition called DroneClash is calling for new ways to tackle them
DRONES are wreaking havoc. Last year, London’s Gatwick Airport had to divert flights when a drone was spotted flying nearby. In the UK, there were more than 100 incidents involving drones close to airports in 2017 – the most ever, and other countries have seen similar increases. Reports of near misses are at an all-time high.
So authorities are eager to find ways to bring down drones safely and reliably. But the task is harder than you might think.
“Most options to either catch a drone in the sky or drive it out of the area are experimental or cause …