Japan’s Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has decided to install a system that detects unauthorized drones flying above airports. Such drone flights have been causing trouble for airlines operating flights both at home and abroad.
The system is said to be capable of detecting drones flying at altitudes beyond what the naked eye can see. The ministry plans to install the system at several airports as early as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
An experimental trial was conducted at an airport in Kochi this summer and the ministry included about ¥200 million for the system’s installation in its budgetary requests for fiscal 2020.