The aim of the trial of the system is to make the airport and the area around it even safer by allowing us to monitor a wide area from the sky.
It could help us collect evidence and monitor events from a distance which would help us detect crime and prosecute offenders.
It could be used in situations where deploying patrols would put officers or the public at risk.
– Superintendent Brian Bracher, Sussex Police
At the same time, the UAS offers a cost-effective alternative to a manned aircraft, is quickly deployable and can stay in the air for a longer period of time.
This will not replace patrols but will instead give us the opportunity to monitor incidents on the ground from an extra angle.