Airports: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Fink Lord Fink Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that all UK airports and RAF bases are supplied with military grade drone detection equipment, and that training is provided to relevant police, military personnel and airport staff.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Her Majesty’s Government takes the threat posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to airports and other critical infrastructure seriously. Steps have been, and are being taken, to ensure that our airports have the appropriate measures in place. Given the sensitivities around military grade equipment, it would be inappropriate to comment further about these measures.

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