Deutsche Telekom to launch drone defense system: report

People walk past the logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG seen at the Telekom’s headquarters in Bonn February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Germany’s Deutsche Telekom plans to launch a drone defense system this year designed to guard airports, stadiums, car test tracks and critical infrastructure, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday.

The increasing use of drones for commercial and leisure purposes has led to a rise in the number of near-misses with aircraft and infringements into no-fly zones, prompting companies and public institutions to seek ways to fend them off.

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