To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the technical feasibility of requiring drones to be fitted with geofencing software which prevents their operation around certain sites including airports, high-population density areas and national security sites.
4 February 2019
Many drone manufacturers already voluntarily implement geo-fencing around sensitive infrastructure such as airports and prisons in the UK. The UK has been participating in negotiations in the EU to mandate geo-fencing as a product standard for all drones. The Department for Transport will continue to work with manufacturers to implement geo-fencing in their products.