Gatwick Drone

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raefil;n3413410 said:
My theory is that this is bullshit, why they decided to do it I dont know, Rob.

Its a damned airport, one of the main entry and exit gates into our country, no cctv footage, no radar footage, nothing.
Am I being thick here are you saying the Government have set this up for some reason ?
 

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I’m not normally one for Deany Style conspiracy theories but I’m amazed that the resources of police/armed forces couldn’t neutralise a single commercially available drone. Even the manufacturers would have been able to give some guidance on the flaws or possible methods to bring it down. They didn’t want Planes taking off from there yesterday for some reason
 

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Personally I think the conspiracy theories are coming out because you are all sensible chaps who can't believe how I'll prepared we were to deal with an airborne kids remote controlled car...I have had run ins with Chris Grayling, the transport secretary before and can tell you, as insane as it sounds, this level of ineptitude is right up his alley.

I honestly think they were trying to cut more corners by not investing in the required tech and crossing their fingers.

How nobody is discussing firing the tosser today is absolutely beyInd me.
 

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Durutti;n3413467 said:
Personally I think the conspiracy theories are coming out because you are all sensible chaps who can't believe how I'll prepared we were to deal with an airborne kids remote controlled car...I have had run ins with Chris Grayling, the transport secretary before and can tell you, as insane as it sounds, this level of ineptitude is right up his alley.

I honestly think they were trying to cut more corners by not investing in the required tech and crossing their fingers.

How nobody is discussing firing the tosser today is absolutely beyInd me.

:).............. If it's a conspiracy then it's a bloody elaborate on... But you do wonder how in this day and age of super high tech they can't pinpioint the source of a feckin radio wave. :)


Maybe it's that simple ( and them ) then that's why..ie ill prepared?........... If it's a smokescreen then theres only one reason..To stop the masses from bailing out of getting on planes which to be fair if they'd announced a terrorist possibility then who the feck is going to get on a bloody plane for a week or two?
 

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Durutti;n3413467 said:
Personally I think the conspiracy theories are coming out because you are all sensible chaps who can't believe how I'll prepared we were to deal with an airborne kids remote controlled car...I have had run ins with Chris Grayling, the transport secretary before and can tell you, as insane as it sounds, this level of ineptitude is right up his alley.

I honestly think they were trying to cut more corners by not investing in the required tech and crossing their fingers.

How nobody is discussing firing the tosser today is absolutely beyInd me.
Grayling certainly has a reputation for being the most incompetent minister amongst a bunch of incompetents - which is some going given the competition from the deadheads around the cabinet table.
 

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This is fucking embarrassing. The fact the ineptitude of others results in people being unable to claim compo is a disgrace.
 

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It's not something that's easy to deal with by the security forces, the marksmen can't shoot a centre fire at it without a suitable backstop.
Airports are one of the worst places for backstops.
The gun to safely shoot it down with is a shotgun but doubt the police are trained to use them and you'd have to get quite close,plus a shotgun cartridge could potentially disintegrate it, leaving limited evidence for a further lead to the culprit.
Apparently in the US they are at the prototype stage in developing a RPG type of weapon that fires a net at speed that close around whatever it hits. That would be ideal in this situation.
 

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paddysr;n3413513 said:
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PNEroulette;n3413529 said:
It's not something that's easy to deal with by the security forces, the marksmen can't shoot a centre fire at it without a suitable backstop.
Airports are one of the worst places for backstops.
The gun to safely shoot it down with is a shotgun but doubt the police are trained to use them and you'd have to get quite close,plus a shotgun cartridge could potentially disintegrate it, leaving limited evidence for a further lead to the culprit.
Apparently in the US they are at the prototype stage in developing a RPG type of weapon that fires a net at speed that close around whatever it hits. That would be ideal in this situation.
They should just acquire a drone themselves, and sacrifice it by flying into the rogue drone to bring it down.

Imagine being excited all year to go away on holiday, or home to be with family at Christmas....and a rogue toy drone flying around fucks everything up.

What an absolute clusterfuck. Whoever is getting his/her kicks out of this, knowing the chaos they're causing, needs bloody beltin'

Nasty, selfish weird cvnts.
 
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Regardless;n3413579 said:
Sky News just reporting that two arrests have been made.
Sussex Police have named the suspects ; Mr JC Juncker and Mr Barnier. Both foreign nationals.
 

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Regardless;n3413579 said:
Sky News just reporting that two arrests have been made.
I didnt see that one coming!

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