Air­port drone de­tec­tion

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UK com­pany COPTRZ has launched a new drone de­tec­tion sys­tem to pro­tect air­ports, ef­fec­tive up to 25 miles dis­tant

UK drone com­pany COPTRZ has launched a de­tec­tion sys­tem that is de­signed to pro­tect air­ports from the threat of drones. De­vel­oped in part­ner­ship with DJI and its Aero­scope de­tec­tion sys­tems, it en­ables an op­er­a­tor to track teleme­try data from drones in sur­round­ing airspace at a dis­tance of up to 25 miles. ‘In ef­fect, it’s a drone li­cense plate de­tec­tion sys­tem that pro­vides air­port se­cu­rity teams with the data re­quired to be able to quickly and ef­fec­tively pro­tect against drone in­tru­sion,’ the com­pany says.

‘Aero­scope is able to broadcast real-time identification information in­clud­ing UAV se­rial code, make and model, po­si­tion, speed, lat­i­tude and ground con­troller lo­ca­tion. This al­lows the op­er­a­tor to take mit­i­ga­tion ac­tion against the drone threat and at the same time despatch law en­force­ment/se­cu­rity teams to ap­pre­hend the pi­lot.’

COPTRZ Founder and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Steve Coul­son ex­plains: “The drone in­dus­try has grown ex­po­nen­tially in recent years and we are now see­ing them used to great ef­fect across nearly all ver­ti­cal sec­tors (but) an increase in drones tak­ing to the skies has caused sig­nif­i­cant safety fears, par­tic­u­larly in airspace sur­round­ing air­ports…. We need to iden­tify be­tween le­gal and il­le­gal drone use… and we are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with all ma­jor Euro­pean air­ports to help sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the threat of il­le­gal drone ac­tiv­ity.”

The new drone de­tec­tion sys­tem works up to 25 miles

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