Prisons set to be equipped with £7m drone detection systems

Extracts from an article by Oscar Williams, News Editor of New Statesman Tech.

"Some of England’s biggest prisons are set to be equipped with groundbreaking drone detection systems, in a bid to stop smugglers from flying in drugs, weapons and mobile phones.

The Ministry of Justice is calling on firms to apply for a £7m contract to deploy the technology in prisons across every region of the country.

The move comes six months after the MoJ formed a specialist squad of prison and police officers to tackle the threat drones pose to prison security." [...]

"Analysis by data intelligence firm Tussell suggests this is the largest public sector prior information notice regarding drone technology ever published in the UK."

Read the full article on the New Statesman's website.

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