Interior Ministry announces tender for drone-killer system
The Czech Interior Ministry has announced a public tender for the development of an anti-drone (or drone-killer) system capable of taking out anonymous drones invading no-fly zones or other restricted areas. The deal, website Ekonomický deník reported, is worth 58 million crowns. To date, the Czech police reportedly do not have a comprehensive system capable of sending rogue drones to the ground.
Jakub Karas is the director of the Czech Unmanned Aerial Alliance; he confirmed on Czech Radio that drones represent a number of threats. It underlines the point that the police and other security forces need effective countermeasures.
These include airports, military airports and other bases, and specifically in Prague, the seat of the president Prague Castle, which is a no-fly zone. Since the beginning of this year 15 drone pilots in the Czech Republic were fined for the improper use of drones, either operating the aircraft without registration or failing to heed existing regulations. The minimum fine for the misuse of drones is 50,000 crowns.