COPTRZ has announced the launch of a complete turnkey drone detection solution designed to provide protection from the threat of drones.
Launched in partnership with DJI and their AeroScope detection systems, the system allows an operator to track telemetry data from drones in surrounding airspace of up to 40kms (25 miles) distance. In effect, it’s a drone license plate detection system that provides security teams with the data required to be able to quickly and effectively protect against drone intrusion.
By intercepting the current communications link between a DJI drone and its remote controller, AeroScope is able to broadcast real-time identification information including UAV serial code, make and model, UAV 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.
Only last year, it was reported that there had been an 168% increase in drone and commercial aircraft near misses over a two-year period. This drastic trend is expected to increase year-on-year with the influx of commercial and hobbyist drones taking to the skies.
DJI announced plans to develop AeroScope in October and has since chosen COPTRZ as their European partner for the development, installation and maintenance of the product going forward.