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Attacks from the air : German army receives more defense systems against drones

The German armed forces will increase its facilities for operations against the dangerous drones. Five stationary systems for the detection of and defense against drones would be procured up to 25 kilograms in weight and 30 portable devices, shared with the Federal government on a request of the Left. Currently a solid device for the detection and two mobile jamming equipment to the defense. For protection in Germany, the police is responsible.

As the possible dangers of attacks on people, critical infrastructure, industrial facilities, rail, ship and air transport. Small drones could also be used with guns equipped, or "payloads, with a harmful effect," carry said in the reply, which also referred to previous information. "New technologies and their ease of availability made such attacks more likely."

158 disabilities in the regular air travel by drones

The German air traffic control had registered in the past year, 158 disabilities, in the regular air traffic due to drone about 80 percent more than in 2017. In the area of airports, 125 cases were reported. In Germany, drones flights over the landing area at airports is prohibited, as well on crowds, hospitals, prisons, government agencies or rail systems.

The Left-politician Andrej Hunko expressed fundamental criticism. "We have criticised the military use of drones will always, therefore, we are skeptical now, if weapons are procured. Here we see a new, extremely lucrative market for the arms industry,“ he explained.

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order That trade were the usual drones a threat to civil aviation, is undisputed. Incidents would, however, be instrumentalised in order to justify massive investments in new technologies, says Hunko. "I don't believe in it, if airports are now equipped with weapons to Shoot down drones. Would be better if the manufacturer to program the devices for the avoidance of restricted zones.“ (dpa)

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