As part of my role at D-Fend Solutions, I track open-source drone incidents in the public domain, which makes for a revealing journey into the world of drone-related challenges. To date, our Drone Incident Tracker includes over 900 incidents, providing a vast view of the ever-evolving drone threat landscape. Complementing this tracker, we have completed a year of sharing weekly Drone Incident Spotlights on social media. To mark this milestone, let’s delve into the insights and trends we’ve observed.

Unveiling Trends in Drone Incidents

Drone Incident Spotlights serve the dual purpose of providing a valuable resource for staying updated on the latest drone-related incidents and raising awareness of potential threats. The spotlights shed light on incident types, locations, and consequential impacts, offering anecdotal insights into emerging trends and patterns. These Spotlights play a role in raising awareness of the drone threat and advocating for responsible drone use.

Types and Locations of Drone Incidents

Over the past year, smuggling incidents were the most prevalent in Spotlight headlines, followed by harassment, nuisance, near misses, collisions, and privacy violations. Urban areas, particularly airports, prisons, and stadiums & arenas, emerged as hotspots for drone incidents. These insights emphasize the diverse challenges presented by drones and the need for policy and safe, controlled technological solutions.

Consequences and Prevention

Drone incidents can result in various consequences, from injuries and property damage to delays and disruptions. To address these challenges, a multifaceted approach is essential:

  • Educating the Public: Increasing awareness of the dangers of drone misuse is fundamental.
  • Policy Development: Establishing clear policies and procedures for responsible drone use is imperative.
  • Technology Integration: Utilizing innovative technology for detecting and mitigating drone threats can significantly enhance security and ensure continuity of operations.

A Closer Look at Spotlighted Incidents:

Let’s look at headlines from a few of the Drone Incident Spotlights that showcased the diverse challenges posed by rogue drones:

Spotlight #20: Dublin Airport Grounded Again

  • Summary: 6th Drone Sighting Causes Flight Suspensions
  • Highlights: Dangers of drones near airports and the hefty cost associated with airport disruptions and grounded flights. Emphasized the need for heightened regulation of drone use around airports and other sensitive areas along with the implementation of non-disruptive counter-drone technology.

Spotlight #27: High-Stakes Encounter over Gatwick

  • Summary: EasyJet Flight Has Close Call with Rogue Drone, 16 ft. from Collision
  • Highlights: Serious safety risks and potentially catastrophic consequences of rogue drones to aircraft, passengers, people, and property on the ground underscoring the need for stricter regulations, robust counter-drone measures, and heightened public awareness.

Spotlight #23: Two Men Charged for Using Ten Drones

  • Summary: Dropping Narcotics & Contraband into Seven California Prison Yards
  • Highlights: Exposes criminal innovation, calls for heightened prison security, proactive measures, and safeguards against the emerging trend of illicit drone deliveries.

Spotlight #44: NJ Business Owner Faces Charges

  • Summary: Using Drone to Contaminate Pools with Damaging Chemical
  • Highlights: Reveals criminal drone misuse, emphasizes the need for regulations, public vigilance, enhanced security, and swift law enforcement to protect public safety.

These spotlights offer insights into the diverse challenges posed by unauthorized drones including, for example, airport disruptions, safety risks, and criminal activities. They highlight the need for comprehensive counter-drone solutions to enhance safety and security measures.

The Way Forward: Collaborative Prevention

As we navigate the complexities of the evolving drone threat landscape, it’s clear that a collaborative effort is required to prevent and mitigate incidents. By staying informed, educating the public, and employing effective technological counter-drone solutions, we can collectively work toward safer and more secure airspace.

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In the first half of 2023, the wave of significant drone incidents continued to capture headlines, pointing to the need for effective counter-drone solutions, sensible regulations, and safer and more responsible drone usage. These incidents ranged from drone-enabled smuggling and unauthorized intrusions to collisions and technical malfunctions, impacting across sectors. This blog post provides an overview of notable drone incidents during this period, examining the sectors most affected and the countries facing these challenges.

Drones Breaching Borders

United States:
Drone incursions are increasingly being used by cartels to smuggle drugs and monitor border patrols along the southern border for vulnerable entry points for both drug deliveries and illegal immigration. In one such incident reported in the news on January 18, 2023, Texas troopers described how they were followed by drones operated from Mexico while trailing a group of migrants.

The magnitude of the problem was highlighted by Gloria Chavez, Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector, who testified that Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas faced over 10,000 drone incursions and 25,000 drone sightings in just one year.

Drone-enabled smuggling of narcotics and arms across the India-Pakistan border has been on the rise. In the first half of 2023, India reported thirty cross-border drone incidents, of which twenty-four were in the state of Punjab. These occurrences represent 45% of Punjab’s total 53 incidents detected over the past three years.

The most notable of these drone incidents carried significant payloads –

March 10: Pakistan-based smugglers attempted to transport arms into India using a drone but were stopped by Border Security Forces. The drone was carrying an AK series rifle, two magazines, and 40 bullets.

April 12: A drone was used to transport 37 kg of heroin across the border from Rajasthan to Punjab, where it was seized by local law enforcement.

May 17: BSF foiled a major smuggling attempt near Kakkar village, shooting down a Pakistani drone and seizing over 15 kg of drugs dropped from the UAV.

Addressing the growing problem, Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik said that the government has taken several measures including round-the-clock monitoring of the borders by Border Security Forces (BSF), collaboration with the police, and making the general public aware of the problem and implications.  The Home Ministry has also established an Anti-Rogue Drone Technology Committee (ARDTC) tasked with evaluating available technology to counter rogue drones.

Drones Plaguing Prisons

In her blog, Drones at Prisons: “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Sandra Welfeld explained how contraband smuggling into correctional facilities by visitors or corrupt prison officials has always been a problem, but now, the increasing availability of low-cost, easy-to-fly commercial drones brings a whole new type of contraband smuggling activity into the sector, fueling contraband trade within prison walls, forcing governments to act.

Drones are now persistently used to smuggle illegal items into prisons worldwide, heightening the danger and risk in the facilities. While Canada and the United States have the most reported incidents this period, drone-enabled smuggling has also been reported at prisons in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, India, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Maldives.

Prisons in Kingston, Ontario topped the charts in Canada, with the Correctional Services of Canada seizing contraband and cannabis from three drone deliveries at Collins Bay Institution (March 5, May 17, and June 22) and from two incidents at Joyceville federal multi-level security institution (January 17 and February 20).

United States:
In the U.S., South Carolina had many reported drone-smuggling incidents with drug and contraband deliveries at McCormick (January 24), Ridgeland (March 23), Lee (March 23 & April 29), and Lieber (June 29) Correctional Institutions. Also of note, on April 4th, federal prosecutors charged two men for using 10 drones to drop methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, and cell phones into seven California prisons.

Drone Danger and Disruptions at Airports

Like Prisons, another sector where illegal drones wreaked havoc during the first half of 2023 was Airports. Ireland, the UK, and the U.S. all experienced serious drone incidents at airports.

Dublin Airport had drone incursions that captured headlines six times from January 24 through March 2. Flights were grounded, diverted, and suspended, delaying thousands of passengers traveling to and from Ireland. Ryanair was the airline most affected by the closures, and the 
Irish government vowed to tackle the drone problem.

In the UK, rogue drones not only posed disruptive delays (Edinburgh February 21, Gatwick May 14 with 12 flights diverted during a 50-minute incident, and Manchester June 19) but also posed serious safety issues on four occasions, as drones were spotted dangerously close to planes.

  • April 8: Heathrow Airport’s main runway was temporarily closed due to an illegally flying drone that came within three feet of hitting a Finnair plane traveling at 200mph.
  • February 24: In a category A incident, a drone came within 16ft of a commercial EasyJet Airbus A320 flight traveling at 300mph. The incident occurred as the EasyJet flight departed from Gatwick Airport and was climbing to its cruising height of 5,000ft.
  • April 4: An unauthorized drone was spotted just 100 feet from a flight leaving Heathrow Airport, putting the flight’s safety at risk at 6,000 feet.
  • April 8: Heathrow Airport’s main runway was temporarily closed due to an illegally flying drone that came within three feet of hitting a Finnair plane traveling at 200mph.

In the United States, an airplane pilot reported spotting a drone on the side of his aircraft while approaching Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport (March 1), five incidents of unauthorized drones operating in the airspace around the Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts were reported over three weeks (until March 16), and operations at Pittsburgh International Airport were suspended for half an hour due to reports of an unauthorized drone sighting (June 5).

Drone Danger to Community and Neighborhoods

Communities and neighborhoods have experienced the harsh impact of the criminal use of weaponized drones, in various violent incidents:

Mexico – On May 3, criminal groups dropped DIY bombs on seven strategically important towns located along drug trafficking routes to attack witnesses and obstacles, and on May 8, in a second wave of drone attacks, they dropped 11 bombs on the previously targeted community.

These events are separate from drone incidents from careless users like the drone that crashed into a bush at Frontierland Disneyland, CA (Feb. 27), or the mischief of an individual arrested in Quebec, Canada for launching fireworks from a drone (April 14).


In the first half of 2023, drone incidents occurred across sectors, with Borders, Prisons, Airports, and Communities and Neighborhoods accounting for a major portion of the reported cases, as tracked by the D-Fend Solutions Drone Attack and Incident Tracker. Other incidents spanned multiple additional sectors, including Landmarks and Government Buildings, Stadiums and Arenas, Law Enforcement Agencies and First Responders, Military & Special Forces, VIP Protection, Critical Infrastructure, National Security & Homeland Security, Enterprise, Media, and Nature Preservation. These types of incidents encompass harassment and nuisance, collisions or near collisions, privacy breaches, espionage, and attacks.

The prevalence of drone incidents across sectors underscores the urgency of a broad approach to address the challenges posed by rogue drones. To ensure public safety and security amidst evolving drone technology, it is imperative for governments, security agencies, and industries to collaborate and implement effective counter-drone measures, stronger regulations, and responsible drone usage guidelines.

By understanding and learning from these incidents, officials can cultivate a responsible and sustainable drone ecosystem that fully unlocks the potential of this groundbreaking technology while safeguarding public safety and privacy.

In June 2023, we had the privilege of participating in the National Sheriffs Association (NSA) Conference. This influential gathering brought together sheriffs, law enforcement professionals, and industry experts from across the nation to discuss crucial matters related to safety, security, and the growing threat of drone attacks. We received invaluable insights into the urgent need for counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) solutions to safeguard major events, correctional facilities, and local communities.

With over 2500 attendees at the NSA Conference, our booth garnered continuous and steady interest, leading to numerous engaging conversations about the functionality and effectiveness of RF-cyber takeover technology in general, and D-Fend Solutions’ C-UAS system in particular. The event served as a platform for fruitful discussions and networking opportunities with industry professionals.


One of the most significant revelations at the NSA Conference was the keen interest shown by state and local law enforcement in utilizing C-UAS systems to fend off drone attacks at major events and prisons. For example, with an average of 4-5 major events with thousands of attendees occurring in each state in the US annually, sheriffs are constantly on alert for safety precautions and defense against drone threats. Just as important, C-UAS systems can play a critical role in state and local corrections departments. There is also an extremely high volume of contraband items being smuggled into prisons via drones on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis. Corrections department professionals expressed a powerful desire for detection capabilities that can identify approaching drones and locate their pilots, providing significant support to local sheriffs and prison guards.

During the various sessions focused on drones and C-UAS, attendees expressed a sense of urgency in acquiring C-UAS capabilities as soon as possible. Stories of escalating drone threats reinforced the need for immediate action to mitigate potential risks effectively.

On the other side, on a positive note, in some places in the US, such as Chula Vista, California, drones are already being utilized in emergency situations to assist local police, firefighters, and EMTs in swiftly reaching the scene. The ability of RF-cyber technology to identify authorized drones while protecting the region from unauthorized ones received particular attention as it can protect operational continuity and ensure the safety of communities during emergencies.

During the event, we discussed how RF-cyber is profoundly different than jamming techniques. We engaged in discussions about the safety and effectiveness of this technology compared to other mitigation approaches, addressing concerns and reassuring attendees about the reliability of this novel solution.

As a result of our participation in the NSA Conference, we have scheduled multiple demos across various states. This widespread interest highlights the urgent need for C-UAS systems to combat threats during local parades, outdoor concerts, and major holidays.

The NSA Conference provided us with valuable insights into the pressing need for C-UAS systems to protect major events, correctional facilities, and local communities from the growing threat of drone attacks. The event showcased the high demand for immediate solutions and staunch support for obtaining such capabilities from sheriffs, the corrections departments, and local law enforcement agencies. As we continue to collaborate with industry professionals and demonstrate the effectiveness of our C-UAS across various states, we stay more committed than ever to enhancing safety and security while empowering state and local authorities to effectively respond to emerging challenges in the drone landscape.

The start of 2023 has seen drone incidents at prisons happening everywhere, which brings to mind the title of the current movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Considering its 11 Oscar nominations, perhaps there is potential for a new movie next year, with drone incidents affecting everything, everywhere, all at once.

Just in the last week of January alone, as shown in our Drone Attack & Incident Tracker, there were multiple prison drone incidents, reflected in these news headlines:

  • USA: Individual arrested for attempting to drone-deliver drugs and contraband to McCormick Correctional Institution State Prison in McCormick, South Carolina
  • Canada: A drone-dropped a shipment of methamphetamine, tobacco, and marijuana in the Warkworth Institution in Brighton, Ontario
  • France: Drone carrying a package intercepted above Gradignan Prison Yard, Bordeaux
  • Trinidad & Tobago: Police recover drone used to drop contraband at Golden Grove Prison

Contraband smuggling into correctional facilities has always been a problem, brought in by visitors or corrupt prison officials. While laws and regulations are clear about what’s allowed in prisons, the increasing availability of low cost, easy-to-fly commercial drones has opened a whole new type of contraband smuggling activity in the sector.

In recent years, drones have been persistently employed for smuggling illegal items into prisons, heightening the danger and risk in the facilities.

“The contraband drop-offs by drone have become a nightly battle at state prisons and continue to fuel an illegal, high-demand trade among inmates, supplying them with drugs, tobacco, knives and some with cellphones, which the state prisons chief said is a top threat to public safety, allowing some to arrange drug-trafficking operations and even plot murder.” (The Post and Courier, Columbia, Feb. 5, 2023)

Security agencies around the world are looking for effective counter-drone strategies and solutions that can minimize the risk from drone delivered contraband. While flying drones above and around prisons is usually illegal, this hasn’t stopped criminals from trying. Lack of budget or personnel to prevent these incidents further exacerbates the problem.

In Spain, drone incidents in prisons multiplied in the past year, leading the Interior Ministry to advance implementing effective counter-drone solutions to detect and mitigate drones. The Ceuta prison measured an average 30 to 40 drone flyovers per day.

“In many cases, drone entry inside walls is dangerous. For instance, one crashed into the officials’ parking lot; another one injured an official and caused bleeding from the propellers, which are barely visible and move at high speed… In general, the drones carry packages with hashish and medication, but they could also possibly carry weapons, making this method much more dangerous,” warns a prison official from Ceuta, in a conversation with THE OBJECTIVE.” (The Objective, Spain, Dec. 28, 2022)

Many counter-drone solutions in the market offer to provide a safer airspace environment around prisons. While lack of budgets may hinder the quick adoption of such systems, many governments have come to understand that ignoring the threat is not an option. In the state of Wyoming, a new bill to prohibit drones over prisons has been approved by the Senate, even though there haven’t yet been many incidents in the state. As the Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Daniel Shannon stated, “it’s just a matter of time. Throughout our nation, institutions are having more and more episodes.”

While some institutions have experimented with traditional counter-drone solutions, it is apparent that such an approach may bring other hazards.  For example, a jammer may interfere with a prison’s communications system, with security implications. A kinetic solution could cause collateral damage to prison assets, inmates, or staff..

Ultimately, prisons must adopt a solution to detect and alert the presence of a drone; locate and track the drone, the pilot/remote controller, and the take-off position; identify whether it is an authorized or unauthorized drone (as an increased number of institutions utilize drones today to monitor prison grounds and inmates); and then ultimately mitigate the rogue drone, as allowed by local regulations and carried out by authorized staff..

D-Fend Solutions sees prison security as an increasingly common and critical use case for EnforceAir.

Rogue drones smuggling contraband – weapons, drugs, cellphones, etc. – has been an issue for years, but it seems to have significantly spiked in the past month or two, with high-profile recurring incidents around the world.

Most recently, 20 people were arrested after an eight-month investigation into drone smuggling at a South Carolina prison. The details are incredible. CBS News reports:

“…officials have seized an estimated 100 pounds of tobacco, 13 pounds of marijuana, 843 grams of methamphetamines, 114 grams of crack cocaine, 49 grams of cocaine, 12 drones, three guns, two knives, 25 cellphones and $6,393 in cash. Authorities also discovered abandoned drones in the woods near the prison’s fences that contained about 100 grams of meth and five pounds of tobacco.”

During the latest sting, there were multiple, separate groups trying to fly drones over the prison fence simultaneously!

Colombia recently had a similar issue at the maximum-security Tramacúa Prison in the northeastern city of Valledupar, according to DroneDJ.

“That drone delivery activity was described as transporting the usual kind of contraband into the prison – notably cell phones, SIM cards, tobacco, and cannabis.”

The province of Málaga, in Spain, was also hit last month. EuroWeekly reports that two drones were observed flying over the Alhaurin de la Torre Penitentiary Centre on two consecutive days in January 2022. The article notes that Penitentiary Institutions recorded 14 incidents involving drones being detected flying over Spanish correctional facilities. Imagine how many were not detected…

Back in September, a prison in Ecuador was targeted with explosives, allegedly by a drug cartel, according to DroneDJ:

“…three drones dropped their explosives payloads on the roof of a prison facility in Guayaquil. According to a tweet posted by Ecuador’s penitentiary administration, the strike hit the Regional Guayas 4 rehabilitation center next to the main prison holding most inmates. Included among those are members and leaders of gangs affiliated with rival international drug cartels, particularly those in Mexico, which may now be using drones to strike at one another.”

Canada has not been immune. Wings magazine wrote that police in Winnipeg found drones were dropping massive quantities of drugs into federal prisons – including several million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and other drugs. Approximately 40 firearms were also seized.

There were some of the recent biggest incidents, but the list goes on and on and on

The Dilemma

Everyone in the prison sector recognizes that rogue drones are a major problem, but many leaders seem unsure of how to proceed. Budgets are often tight, but what makes more sense? Proactively spending money to stop the inevitable drone intrusions, or retroactively funding large investigations into massive smuggling operations after malicious acts were committed?

Even security teams that have decided to act may be confused as to the best course of action. Direction finders, cameras, acoustic solutions and radars may have some utility for detection, but what is their value to prison security teams without the ability to identify and precisely locate hostile drones AND their pilots? Also, authorized professionals should be able to mitigate rogue drones being used for illegal activities. Absent the ability to capture the drones (and their expensive cargo) and find the responsible pilots, the cycle will continue.

Kinetic mitigation solutions can cause collateral damage when projectiles are used and could cause the contraband to plummet down to the prisoners. Jammers can be effective at mitigation, but they can disrupt a prison’s (and other nearby) communication systems. Also, when jamming ceases, the drone pilots could regain control, and returning the drones back to sender means not capturing the contraband, likely leading to future attempts.

Counter-drone, radio frequency-based, cyber-takeover clearly can play a role here. Prison security teams will be able to automatically detect, identify, locate and control rogue drones, land them safely, confiscate the contraband and even identify the location of the pilots.

Keep informed regarding future prison incidents by following D-Fend’s up to date drone incident tracker.

Drone tracking methods and the associated technology are constantly evolving, but there is an important capability that many security teams are currently overlooking…

Drone detection apps have popped up in recent years. Most of these are simple user interfaces that integrate witdrone tracking & pilot locationh radars, radio frequency systems, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B).

One notable exception is AirMap, an aeronautical data & services provider that enables app users to “view publicly-shared flights happening around the world.” This can be helpful, but what about rogue drones that are not reported/publicly shared?

Radars have been a traditional favorite of security teams, but a DroneDJ article correctly notes that many radar systems possess limitations, making it difficult for organizations to effectively monitor urban or sensitive environments:

“Radar is best used in open areas as trees and other ground objects can show up on the radar, creating false readings. Many radar systems today have a vertical detection range of about 10 to 30 degrees, which is not enough when trying to detect drones flying at all sorts of heights.”

D-Fend Solutions’ white note, “Drone Detection Technologies: Traditional vs. RF Cyber,” highlights the advantages and limitations of other traditional drone tracking technologies, such as electro-optical, directional finders and acoustic.

Must-Have Drone Tracking Feature

Radio frequency (RF)-based, cyber-takeover solutions track the communication signals used by commercial drones, without false positives or the need for line of sight. It is then possible to determine the type of drone and its position with GPS accuracy. This includes the take-off position near the pilot in real-time.

This often-overlooked feature, which is NOT available via many of the traditional drone tracking solutions, is a must-have.

For instance, for military forces engaged in constant asymmetrical warfare with terror groups, merely detecting rogue drones, and even mitigating them, is not enough. Terrorists can easily order another cheap commercial drone to replace the one that was lost. Stopping this potentially deadly cycle requires quickly discovering the location of the terror cell(s) launching the drones.

Border guards and prison personnel face unending smuggling attempts via drone. Tracking and then mitigating these drones is crucial for preventing dangerous contraband from entering, but if the pilots are not located, attempts will continue.

Security personnel evaluating C-sUAS systems should carefully consider the pros and cons of the different types of drone tracking systems and ensure that their eventual pick offers geolocation of the drone pilot.

Read more:

RF drone detection

EnforceAir, a counter-drone system


Drones smuggling contraband into correctional facilities is still a major problem. An Associated Press story notes that following a deadly prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution, officials took counter-drone measures:

Since the riot, numerous security improvements have been implemented across the prisons system and specifically at Lee, including…systems to detect cellphones and drones, which could be used to ferry in contraband.

DroneDJ, a site with its finger on the pulse of the latest developments in the drone and counter-drone ecosystems, also recently took note of the rogue drone scourge plaguing prisons:

Drone deliveries to penitentiaries are surging in many countries. Several US states have warned about escalating infiltration by craft. French jails have similarly reported two to three drone delivery flights per week. The UK formed a special panel in 2017 dedicated to turning back the tide of drones flying into the nation’s prisons – without resounding success.

And back in June, Montreal police arrested two suspects after a drone was spotted flying over the walls of Bordeaux Prison. Officers arrived and saw two men standing nearby. The suspects ran, but were eventually apprehended. CBC News notes: “According to Radio-Canada, 32 drones have been spotted flying over the Bordeaux Prison since 2013…”

Despite the widespread and serious nature of this problem, many prisons still have not invested serious planning or resources into stopping rogue drones. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) called efforts by Correctional Service Canada (CSC) to stop smuggling into prisons via drones “insufficient.”

The CSC has pledged to install advanced radar equipment for drone detection, but this step obviously does not address rogue drone mitigation, which is subject to relevant regulations and authorities on a per-country basis:

“Once a drone is detected, how will we get our hands on the package before the inmates do?” asks Frédérick Lebeau, Quebec Region President of UCCO-SACC-CSN. “For now, CSC is dragging its feet: there have been preliminary discussions about securing cell windows and putting roofs over the prison yards, but nothing more. If no effort is made to intercept packages, the radar won’t do much good.”

Meanwhile, Urban Air Mobility News reports that last year in Bavaria, “special rifles” were provided to prison officers to shoot drones that got close to prisons. But this kinetic solution can only be applied to drones that officers manage to detect, and it requires clear line-of-sight, which is often not available at large correctional facilities. Perhaps it was these concerns that caused Sebastian Brux, spokesman for the country’s justice administration, to state, “There are doubts as to whether these launchers are of any practical use,” according to Urban Air Mobility News.

Correct Counter-Drone Solution for Correctional Facilities?

So, what is the correct counter-drone solution for correctional facilities? Prison officials should look for an integrated, end-to-end solution that can handle both rogue drone detection and mitigation (again, subject to regulations), greatly reducing the chance of human error. Because communications systems are vital at a prison, the counter-drone system should not feature jamming technology as a main component. Also, some prisons today utilize drones to monitor the prison grounds and work performed by inmates. An ideal solution should distinguish between authorized and unauthorized drones.

Most importantly, an optimum solution for detention centers would facilitate full control, enabling officers to capture the drone, confiscate the contraband and reap the benefits of the intelligence the drone will provide, without disrupting operational continuity of the prison.


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