Gatwick Airport say that although the military have now removed their combat zone milspec drone detection systems, a new permanent installation suited to civilian airports, has been purchased and taken its place. Its due to be fully operational within weeks following testing, commissioning and staff training.
Other covert systems, according to insiders, will be deployed throughout the airport estate 'making detection and any subsequent conviction process that much easier'.
The maximum penalty after conviction for deploying drones in a prohibited area (eg. airport) is life imprisonment.