Fortem Technologies’ Interceptor DroneHunter technology has received updated features including a new ‘Warning Mode’.
This mode sees the DroneHunter use “flashing police-like lights” in order to warn other drones that they are flying in restricted airspace or otherwise operating illegally.
In Warning Mode, at safe distance, DroneHunter is a legal deterrent for state and local police to track down and deter criminal drone operators.
Waivers for flight over people or nighttime operations from the FAA using the onboard radar of the Fortem DroneHunter are available with submission.
“In a statement released on 17 August by the Department of Justice systems, electromagnetic waves of sound and light, including the radar used within our software, are far less likely to pose concerns under federal criminal surveillance statutes,” said Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies.
He continued: “This opens the door for police or security teams to use the DroneHunter in the US under Part 107 guidelines to protect people and facilities from danger.”
The drone can also enter ‘Defense Mode’ or ‘Attack Mode’, depending on the regulations in the area.
DroneHunter, equipped with onboard cameras, allows the unit to examine targets at a safe range and keep them in sight. The color of the lights is also configurable to the team using the drone.