COPTRZ launches drone detection system for airports

COPTRZ, the UK’s leading commercial drone solution provider, has announced the launch of a complete turnkey drone detection solution, designed to protect airports 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 40km distance. 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.

This launch has been anticipated for some time after increased concerns due to near misses between drones and commercial aircraft. 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.

Steve Coulson, Founder and Managing Director at COPTRZ explained: “We are proud to have partnered with DJI as the European turnkey provider of AeroScope. The drone industry has grown exponentially in recent years and we are now seeing them used to great effect across nearly all vertical sectors. Despite this, an increase in drones taking to the skies has caused significant safety fears, particularly in airspace surrounding airports. COPTRZ will to continue to lead the development of the commercial drone industry, and in order to do this we need to identify between legal and illegal drone use. AeroScope does exactly that and we are looking forward to working with all major European airports to help significantly reduce the threat of illegal drone activity.”

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