Reply to post: Re: Airport radar should be able to show this.

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones

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Re: Airport radar should be able to show this.

FlightRadar24 doesn't use radar, sorry.

It relies on ADS-B information, or multilateration using FlightRadar24 receivers, both of which techniques require the target to be actively transmitting a recognisable signal. It is unlikely that a drone would have that sort of transmitter fitted.

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