Gatwick Airport has spent millions of pounds on military-grade anti-drone equipment to prevent a repeat of the massive disruption before Christmas.
Around 1,000 flights and tens of thousands of passengers were affected when reports of drone sightings were made in the run-up to the big festive getaway.
The Army and its hardware were brought in to prevent the small flying crafts from grounding any more planes. The airport’s investment means that this military equipment has now been withdrawn.
Heathrow has also recently purchased cutting-edge technology, according to The Times, as airports across the world weigh up how to respond to a similar threat.