DJI announced today that AeroScope, its drone detection system, has been evaluated and passed by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).
The ready-to-use AeroScope system can identify, track and also monitor airborne drones.
AeroScope works with all current models of DJI drones, which analysts estimate comprise over two-thirds of the global civilian drone market.
The CPNI approved AeroScope under the Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) Detect, Track and Identify (DTI) Testing and Evaluation Standard. The CPNI will also add AeroScope to its Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE).
Christian Struwe, DJI director of public policy, commented: “Whether implementing safety features into DJI drones or developing protocols such as our ‘Elevating Safety: Protecting The Skies In The Drone Era’, DJI recognises the importance of working with all stakeholders to ensure a safer flying environment for everyone.
“It’s fantastic news that our DJI AeroScope system has been recognised by the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, as a remote-ID solution to enable authorities to identify who is flying near sensitive locations or in ways that raise serious concerns.”
All existing DJI drones are automatically AeroScope-ready, while other manufacturers can make simple changes to their drones to make them compatible with AeroScope.
Aviation regulators in many countries are moving to require remote ID systems for drones as a solution to concerns about drone safety and security, while the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will impose remote ID requirements in July 2020.