Airport drone detection
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