Gatwick drone - counter UAS

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Dear Sussex Police,

In December 2018 when the Gatwick drone incident occurred could you confirm the time and date of the first counter UAS system being deployed? This was likely DJI Aeroscope.

If you can provide the names of the other CUAS systems then great but if not provide with redacted names the date and times the other CUAS systems became active.

This is in the public interest to validate the timeline of events.

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

Sussex Police

Date: 12/07/2019

Your Ref:  Freedom of Information request - Gatwick drone - counter UAS     

Our Ref: FOI 844.19

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Ian,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

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Yours sincerely


Sussex Police HQ

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