Advantages of DJI’s Drone Detection System

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Defending the Royal Wedding in the UK represented a major security challenge, involving vast array of security technologies. In the field of drone detection, it is likely that DJI’s Aeroscope was one of the systems in place to monitor the airspace for unmanned aerial vehicles.

The temporary no-drone zone or no-fly zone (NFZ) that was created to protect the Royal Wedding is one of the security measures that were taken to increase the security during the series of events. However, an NFZ does not prevent malicious drone operators from flying their drones into the restricted airspace.

Commercial drone experts COPTRZ recently supplied a number of DJI’s Aeroscope units to the UK law enforcement agencies that were involved with the security at the Royal Wedding.

DJI’s Aeroscope is a drone detection system that is able to receive information broadcasted by DJI drones and other third-party drones as well if they broadcast their information in a format that can be received by Aeroscope.

The system allows the operator to scan the surrounding airspace up to 12 miles for drones. It will provide telemetry data of the unmanned aircraft, providing information on its location, heading, speed, and more. It will also display the position of the drone operator, according to dronedj.com.

Aeroscope does not, however, provide a way to take over the control of the drone or to safely bring down a rogue drone. Other solutions such as provided by Department 13, DroneDefender, DroneShieldor DroneHunter. In March it was reported by dailystar.co.uk that an anti-UAV defense system designed by UK firm Chess Dynamics will be used by an SAS team at the event.