DJI drone detection system given green light by UK

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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.

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. From what I’ve read and if I understand right this system works by communicating with the drones WiFi signal. So how does the system protect against DIY built racing / freestyle drones that use analog radio signals ?? Sure the authoritys can block the 5.8ghz frequency but they will never be able to locate the pilot who could easily be a few miles away.

    And to be fair if anyone wanted to carry out illegal acts there no longer going to use a £700 DJI when they can easily build a untraceable fpv drone with parts from China for £100

  2. Ur comment is inacurate even the cheapest diy quadcopter is alot more than £100 im a diy freestyle pilot and not everyone that flys a drone or quadcopter is as u say illegal and most fly diy for the hobby aspect and photography i am fully registered with the caa and i always adhere to the drone code as i want the hobby to continue to allow me to fly i dont cause any issues to anyone or property im polite when people question me about my quadcopter as i think people need a better understanding that not all bad things should be put down to “it was a drone” nowdays a cow could fall over and it would be a drone

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