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Not buying into this drone thing, are they hiding something? Just a little odd how this is now 28 hours on and nothing has been done about it, a few airports in Europe have shut or doubled in security over terror threats! Just all doesn’t add up to a ‘drone’

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18 minutes ago, Topram said:

Not buying into this drone thing, are they hiding something? Just a little odd how this is now 28 hours on and nothing has been done about it, a few airports in Europe have shut or doubled in security over terror threats! Just all doesn’t add up to a ‘drone’

Which European airports have shut?

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5 hours ago, bigbadbob said:

Which European airports have shut?

My bad I saw something that said a couple of airports in Germany had shut but they’ve been doubled in security amid a terror report 

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16 minutes ago, McRamFan said:

It is a marketing exercise by a company that wants to sell anti-drone kit.

 

Could be. Apparently there are loads of commercial solutions that aren't currently licenced for use near airports. What better way to force the issue......

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12 minutes ago, Angry Ram said:

Doubtful. They will be tracked down at some point. Marketing disaster.

Any press is good press.  If they are tracked down, they just highlight how easy it is to do it. The keyboard warriors are already calling out the Government departments for not having a plan to tackle this.

It could be a bunch of kids in Derby.  Dropped off a hand full of drones and ran them remotely from a bedroom in Ockbrook, or some FSS department...

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8 minutes ago, McRamFan said:

Any press is good press. 

Would argue that in this case.. You've just pee'd off your biggest potential customer and also most of the public as well. Way to go..

That fella at Ratners might also argue that any publicity is good publicity.

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1 minute ago, Angry Ram said:

Would argue that in this case.. You've just pee'd off your biggest potential customer and also most of the public as well. Way to go..

That fella at Ratners might also argue that any publicity is good publicity.

Saying the product you sell is basically rubbish, is one thing. 

Exposing the weakness and inability to protect the general public is another.  Afterall we are governed by the court of public opinion.  Ask anyone there, the first thing they will say is that the powers that be should have shot it down, immediatly, regardless of their actual understanding of what is involved.

Would be intersting to see if the person responsible, holds their hand up, and then says it was done because the powers that be, refused to take precautions againest this, and the only way to bring it out into the open, was to do what was done.

(btw I mostly agree with you, however I do like a good conspiracy theory)

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They did talk about why birds of prey not used. Think the drone is too big. Anyway, send the eagles after the drone operator and drop him from a great height...the stupid fkwt.

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