DroneShield introduces new technology to detect Remote ID signals


Drone detection and countermeasure company DroneShield has announced a new feature called DroneLocator, allowing users to detect signals from Remote ID-compliant unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as part of what it describes as a major firmware update.

Remote ID is a technology incorporated into drones to send out signals about their location and who is flying them, designed to assist in airspace management and accountability. It has been described as a “digital license plate“. 

DroneShield said DroneLocator could detect “a variety of Remote ID signals…[and most notably] can display DJI Remote ID signals previously only available via the DJI AeroScope product.”

According to the statement, it will enable information including: 

  • Drone location (latitude, longitude & altitude) 
  • Pilot location (latitude & longitude) 
  • Drone home location (latitude & longitude) 
  • Drone serial number (unique identifier)  

“The addition of DroneLocator  to our detection technology suite is the continuation of our long-term strategy to offer major  enhancements to the existing product range via our software subscription model. We are pleased  the technology is available immediately for all our existing end user community,” said CTO Angus Bean. 

“This technology has been heavily requested by the C-UAS and adjacent industries.” 

The firmware update announcement also came with news of a quarterly update to the company’s RFAI Artificial Intelligence engine, which it described as complementary to DroneLocator in its ability to  provide a solution “for unlawful, unregistered, and hostile drones.”

Picture: credit DroneShield


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