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Britain to extend drone exclusion zone around airports

January 7, 2019 8:23 PM
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will extend a drone exclusion zone around airports and give police new powers to deal with lawbreaking drone pilots and their aircraft, transport minister Chris Grayling told parliament on Monday.

Grayling’s department said the exclusion zone would be extended to around five kilometers (3.11 miles). It is currently one kilometer. The government will also begin testing the use of counter-drone technology, he said.

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