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

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Re: I wonder if...

don't airports usually have access to fairly powerful water canon

Not the sort of water cannon you'd use to wack a Paris protester, no. The airfield fire tenders spray a foamed fire suppressant in high volumes over relatively short ranges - maybe a couple of hundred feet forwards, but the vertical range would not be very good, and the low density foam diffuses and slows in the air. If it is an industrial drone it would easily be above the likely range (not to mention the mess and clean up needed after you've just belched a tank of sticky and often toxic foam all over the show).

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