In January 2019, the two common British airports have strengthened their drone countermeasures following the chaos which caused a shutdown at Gatwick airport. Around thousand of flights were cancelled and 140 thousand of people had their travel plans disrupted. The police detained a man and a woman over the incident, but the two were subsequently cleared of suspicion and released on December 23. No new suspects have been arrested since then.

After that event which happened in December 2018, the officials at Gatwick made a decision to implement antidrone systems to ensure the air safety. Airport authorities say passengers safety is the highest priority for them. That is the reason behind the purchase of Israeli “Drone Dome” counter-drone systems which main task is to track and to jam the unmanned aircraft within a range of 10 km.