Finalists - Overall project of the year Award 2020
This award forms the pinnacle of the ceremony and was the last award of the evening to be announced. The winner was chosen at the discretion of the Awards Steering Group (ASG) from the four winners of the project of the year categories.
Congratulations to our winner who was announced on the night.
PROJECT: Counter Unmanned Aerial System at Heathrow
Heathrow Airport deployed a ‘bespoke set of anti-drone systems’, designed to block unmanned aerial vehicles from entering its airspace following a string of recent attempts. Designed by UK-based firm Operational Solutions, the system detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace, with the ability to locate the drone pilot and show their location, using technology from multiple manufacturers.
The fast and accurate detention of drones keeps passengers and staff safe, and minimises delays. The system is constantly being augmented as part of the business case to maintain its world leading advantage in Counter-Unmanned Aerial System technology.