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Media coverage of Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd's products and services:

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Business Weekly - 30 November 2016 - Cambridge technology fortifies coastline security - Cambridge UK surveillance technology business Blighter has launched a new coastal security radar to detect unwanted intruders such as smugglers, pirates, illegals and terrorists approaching a coastline by boat. The Blighter C400 is designed specifically for the detection of small, slow moving and uncooperative targets often undetectable by traditional coastal surveillance systems and maritime radars....

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The Telegraph - 1 June 2016 - British drone-catching tech to be tested in US airports - The number of near-misses and collisions between drones and aeroplanes is on the rise. According to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), there were 23 drone-related incidents at UK airports between November and April, including 12 near-misses. A clutch of British companies have developed a counter-drone technology, the Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) which sends out drone-jamming signals and will soon by tested out at US airports by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)...

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BBC News - 1 June 2016 - British drone-freezing ray gets US airports trial - A UK-developed system capable of jamming signals to small drones is to be trialled by the US aviation authority. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding efforts to source technology that can detect small, unmanned aerial vehicles near airports...

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Sky News - 22 May 2016 - Police join forces to defeat enemy drones - Three companies, Enterprise Control Systems, Chess Dynamics and Blighter Surveillance Systems, which have developed the Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) have also now signed agreements with the United States' aviation authority (FAA) to test its capability for airports. Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems, says they have already demonstrated their system in around 20 countries and have had inquiries from over 50...

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Shephard News - 20 May 2016 - Aeryon SkyRanger integrates with AUDS platform - The Aeryon SkyRanger small UAS has been integrated into the AUDS counter-UAS platform, Aeryon announced on 17 May. This new partnership and integration aims to provide domestic security, public safety and other agencies the ability to deploy their SkyRanger sUAS within the AUDS protection area and identify and respond to enemy UAS threats...

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Wired - 13 May 2016 - The feds are arming themselves to drive drones out of airports - When an unidentified object hit a British Airways A320 on the nose on its approach to Heathrow last month, the encounter was widely believed the fault of some dope who had flown his drone into busy airspace, endangering the lives of the 137 people aboard the jet. The British police investigated. The media hollered. “It was bound to happen,” the British Airline Pilots Association said...

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Homeland Security Today - 10 May 2016 - FAA expands efforts to identify drones near airports - Pilots have reported a surge in the number of close calls between drones and aircraft, with the number of recorded incidents nearly tripling since 2014. In response, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that it is expanding efforts to detect and identify unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports...

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BBC World Service (Newsday) - 27 April 2016 - Drone security over Heathrow airport - Here at Heathrow, a recent incident here flagged up some potential dangers for that incoming and outgoing flight traffic. An object believed to be a drone, hit a British Airways passenger jet on approach for landing, and the situation has raised concerns over the safety of civil aviation...

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Newsweek - 26 April 2016 - How can we stop drones from hitting places? - At first glance, it might seem that eagles, net-shooting bazookas and “death rays” don’t have much in common. However, each has been proposed as a possible way to deal with errant drones that stray where they’re not supposed to be, including airports...

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Russia Today - 25 April 2016 - Shoot the Blighter! Anti-drone ‘death ray’ may be installed after Heathrow plane collision - A military-grade drone-killing ‘death ray’ that can reportedly destroy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from up to 6 miles away could soon be in use in UK airports following a suspected collision with a passenger jet at Heathrow last Thursday...

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Daily Mirror - 25 April 2016 - 'Death ray' could knock out drones flying near British airports from SIX MILES away - Police chiefs are looking at counter-measures after a suspected drone struck a British Airways plane as it came in to land at London's Heathrow Airport. A hi-tech 'death ray' is among the counter-measures that could be used to disable drones flying near British airports...

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London Evening Standard - 25 April 2016 - 'Death ray' could be used at Heathrow to shut down flying drones - The Government has already undertaken trials of counter-UAV systems, including one using military-grade technology deployed in Afghanistan that downs unmanned aerial vehicles with a “death ray” jamming its radio signals...

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Technavio - 11 April 2016 - Technavio announces top five vendors in the global counter unmanned aerial vehicle defence system market from 2016 to 2020 - This industry research report presents a detailed analysis of the key trends and drivers that influence market growth. It also segments the global counter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) defence system market by application (civil and military) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The key leading vendors analyzed in this market research are Airbus Defence and Space, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Finmeccanica, SRC, and Thales Group...

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Security News Desk - 14 January 2016 - Is more regulation for drones the answer? - As the number of drones or Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) in our skies continues to soar both for commercial and leisure use it is perhaps not too surprising that we are seeing more and more calls for enhanced regulation or, at the very least, more coordination and consistency of approach across borders...

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SC Magazine - 12 October 2015 - AUDS: A new way to shoot down those pesky drones - Researchers have revealed a new way of getting rid of drones, beyond blowing them out of the sky. The civilian versions of the airborne pests can spy, hack and even carry explosive payloads but the newly-developed Blighter anti-UAV defence system (AUDS) has the solution...

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CBS News - 9 October 2015 - Drone zappers stop flying intruders in midair - As drones make their way into more and more places where they don't belong -- over wildfires, near airports, at the U.S. Open, on the White House lawn -- there's a growing interest in finding ways to keep them out...

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BBC News - 8 October 2015 - UK firms develop drone-freezing ray - Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight. The Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS) works by covertly jamming a drone's signal, making it unresponsive. After this disruption, the operator is likely to retrieve the drone believing that it has malfunctioned...

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The Guardian - 7 October 2015 - Anti-drone 'death ray' can blast vehicles out of the sky from a mile away - A team of British technology firms has developed a "death ray" for drones that can knock an unmanned aerial vehicle out of the sky by turning it off in midair up to a mile away. "If I can see it, I can kill it," said Rick Sondag, executive vice-president of Liteye Systems, which sells the device, at the Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Expo in Las Vegas this week...

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BBC World News Newsnight - 21 August 2015 - BBC Newsnight's Technology Editor, David Grossman interviews Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems as part of his story on rogue drones.

   

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BBC Newsnight - 13 August 2015 - BBC Newsnight's Technology Editor, David Grossman interviews Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems as part of his story on rogue drones.

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The Times - 29 July 2015 - Security firms have sights trained on rogue drones - A small drone carrying explosives or radioactive material detonated over a crowded area or even the gates of Downing Street is the nightmare scenario troubling security experts. Terrorists have yet to deploy one as a bomb, but the growth in the use of drones over the past decade has raised concerns about the harm such technology could cause in the wrong hands. Military and technology companies are racing to develop devices to detect, track and disrupt or destroy rogue civilian unmanned aerial vehicles...

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Wall Street Journal - 23 July 2015 - Next Step for Drones: Defending Against Them - The battle of Captieux lasted just a few seconds, and ended in a decisive defeat for the would-be invader.  The enemy drone, flying at a French military installation south of Bordeaux, was easily spotted on radar, an integrated video camera confirmed its identity, and a quick burst from a radio-frequency jammer disrupted its communication signals, diverting the drone from its target...

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New Electronics - 9 June 2015 - Detect, track, disrupt - Unmanned aerial vehicles – UAVs or drones – are one of the hottest technologies at the moment. While the devices have been used by the military for some time, they are now becoming popular in the consumer sector, with users ranging from broadcasters, movie makers and photographers to people who just want to fly them for fun. Even Amazon is getting in on the act...

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The Economist - 2 May 2015 - Dealing with rogue drones - Copping a 'copter - In the hands of criminals, small drones could be a menace. Now is the time to think about how to detect them and knock them down safely...

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Battlespace C4ISTAR Technologies - May/June 2014 - Volume 17 - Issue 1 - PESA Technology gives Blighter Radar the Edge by Mark Radford, CEO at Blighter Surveillance Systems.

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South Korea deploys British radar to combat drones from the North - An advanced British radar system is being deployed by the South Korean military amid fears that North Korea could use unmanned aerial vehicles to launch an attack with biological or chemical weapons.

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Battlespace Video News - Issue 2 - Blighter Surveillance Systems is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its pioneering e-scan ground surveillance radar at DSEI.

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Centennial Airport to Install New Surveillance System - Centennial Airport, USA, plans to deploy a new facility security set-up that combines the Aquila thermal pan and tilt camera system from Liteye Systems and the Blighter B400 series electronic-scanning ground radar system from Blighter Surveillance Systems.

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Blighter Surveillance Systems formed to target systems integrators in security and global defense markets - Blighter Surveillance Systems has been set up to target systems integrators delivering sophisticated surveillance solutions into the global defense and commercial security markets...

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Liteye Aquila and Blighter radar combined to target VIP protection market - Liteye Systems, Inc. (Centennial, Colorado, USA) and Plextek Limited (Great Chesterford, England) announced today that they have combined their market leading thermal imaging and ground surveillance radar products to target the VIP protection market...

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International airports adopt electronic-scanning Doppler radars to improve perimeter security and lower costs - With the continued targeting of aviation by terrorist groups worldwide, attention is turning from the strict levels of security employed for passenger screening, to targeting backdoor threats from the relatively low-levels of perimeter security at many of the world's tier one and tier two airports...

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BAA Adapt Advanced Radar Technology to Heathrow Airport Security - British airport operator BAA has moved to step up security at Heathrow airport with the installation of a new advanced radar technology system, which will provide enhanced perimeter monitoring on site...

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BBC Look East News - Plextek Queen's Awards Story - BBC Look East news story about Plextek winning two Queen's Awards for Enterprise: one for Innovation and one for International Trade...

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