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Committee take evidence on domestic threat of drones

24 October 2019

The Defence Committee will take evidence as part of its inquiry, Domestic Threat of Drones.

Scope of the session

The Defence Committee is conducting an inquiry examining the risk of terrorists and other extremists maliciously using drones within the UK, and what the Government should be doing to address this threat.

This second evidence session will examine what role the drone industry can play a role in preventing, mitigating and responding to malicious drone use. It will explore what technological solutions are available to counter drones and what regulatory and practical challenges there are to development, adoption and use of counter-drone systems. 

It will also consider whether the police have the powers, technologies and resources they need. Eleven months on from the incident at Gatwick, it will be an opportunity to consider whether the UK is now better prepared to respond to incidents involving the use of drones. 


Tuesday 29 October 2019, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2pm:

  • Gavin Wishart, Chair, Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS-UK)
  • Professor Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University  
  • Tony Burnell, CEO, METIS Aerospace Ltd
  • Paul Everitt, CEO, ADS

At 3pm:

  • Giles York, Chief Constable, Sussex Police

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