In Frankfurt and Munich, air traffic control tests drone defense

The DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung in Langen tests, together with the Frankfurt airport operator, Fraport and Munich airport company from August to drone-detection

In Frankfurt and Munich, air traffic control tests drone defense

The DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung in Langen tests, together with the Frankfurt airport operator, Fraport and Munich airport company from August to drone-detection systems. With the results from this test operating at the airports in Frankfurt and Munich, Langen want to promote the systematic early detection of drones, and in the immediate vicinity of airports ahead. The early and reliable identification of such flying objects, which constitute a great danger to aircraft, is the first step for a fast and targeted drone defense.

Jochen Remmert

airport editor and correspondent of the Rhine-Main-Süd.

F. A. to drones, for example,

Although the air navigation service has published detailed information for the operator of a private threat, and the appropriate App is offered, it comes in the prohibition zones around airports sightings. And, although an illegal drone flight in such a zone as a dangerous interference in air transport and with imprisonment for a term of up to ten years, be punished can be assessed.

In the spring of last year and this spring at Frankfurt airport, the flight operation for safety reasons, set after the pilot spotted the drone and reported it had had to be. In the summer of last year, the Federal Ministry of transport instructed the ATC to develop a strategy for the early detection of drones at airports. In the upcoming Tests will be investigated, what is currently on the technology for the Drones available in the past, and what is the performance of the available systems offer.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 13:19

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