The security services are concerned that terrorists could use a drone with explosives to carry out an attack, though there is concrete evidence for this. Army specialists and the air brigade of the police are working on counter measures, should such a strike occur.
A recent Dutch terror report warned about terrorist drone attacks. “We are taking this threat very seriously”, emphasized Secretary of Internal Affairs Jan Jambon. “We must be prepared for all scenarios, including armed drones.”
There are no concrete indications that terrorists will commit new attacks in Belgium, but the risk is real.
Jambon stressed that this is not merely a Belgian exercise: “We look at what is happening around the world, many countries are working on this issue. Hopefully we can learn from foreign experience and share ours.”