Robin radar’s bespoke anti-drone system deployed at Heathrow to protect the UK’s busiest airfield

The Hague January 14, 2020 - Today, Robin Radar announces that its anti-drone systems have been deployed at Heathrow as part of the airport’s bespoke set of end-to-end counter drone measures, provided by Operational Solutions Ltd, to help to keep the country’s busiest airfield free from drones.

This one-of-a-kind Counter Drone system works by detecting and tracking drones in surrounding airspace and alerting airports of unauthorised drone use quickly and efficiently. This new and innovative system also works to locate the drone pilots themselves and can be used to identify their location.

This technology has been specifically designed for Heathrow Airport by Operational Solutions Ltd and comprises of a variety of leading counter drone technologies, including systems from Robin Radar.

The fast and accurate detection of rogue drones helps to keep Heathrow’s passengers and colleagues safe and will support the airport, law enforcement and air traffic controllers as they work to protect Heathrow’s airspace.

The new kit will enhance detection capabilities and minimise delays, helping passengers to get away on time. The technology will also help the airport to meet its sustainability objectives, by reducing the fuel wastage and additional flight stacking caused by unauthorised drones use.

This news follows the introduction of legislation, introduced in March 2019, prohibiting unauthorized drones from being flown within the Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) which extends out to 5km of any airport boundary.

Pilots who break the law and fly without permission within a Flight Restriction Zone in the UK can face a prison sentence of up to five years.

Siete Hamminga, founder and CEO of Robin Radar Systems, said: “Robin Radar is delighted that its counter drone systems have been selected to be deployed at Heathrow and that they are able to contribute to the safety and security of passengers and airlines at the UK’s largest international airport.”

Jonathan Coen, Director of Security said: “The safety and security of our passengers and colleagues is our number one priority. That’s why we’re investing in this new cutting-edge technology which will enhance our capabilities in the detection and deterrence of drones in and around our airfield. We’re delighted to have this unique system keeping our skies safe and helping passengers and cargo to get to their destinations on time.”

About ROBIN RADAR SYSTEMS: Robin is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Netherlands, providing actionable information to increase safety through its bird and drone radars. Its bird radars are used for bird strike avoidance at civil and military airports the world round, as well as for mitigating the impact of wind farms on birds. Its drone radars are used at airports, and for protecting critical infrastructure, military installations, and security events all over the world.

Contact: Siete Hamminga | CEO | +31 647 104 106 |

Contact: John Bremner | Marketing Manager | +31 621 527 734 |

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