Scientel Solutions & Starlyng Sky Security visit Drone Defence HQ

From L to R – Dan Carver (Drone Defence Head of Operations), Richard Gill (Drone Defence Founder & CEO), Mike Cataletto (Scientel Solutions Vice President of Engineering), Rahul Patel (Scientel Solutions Field Engineer) and Richard Canale (Drone Defence Chief of Intelligent Electronics).

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure From Drones

The Danger Of Drones In every country, there’s a handful of major systems which keep the country running. If one were to collapse or go down, there would be absolute chaos. These are known as critical infrastructure. Normally, they’re so important that no one would dare target them, and they’re also quite well guarded. However, there’s technology which could pose a threat to the safety of an enti...

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Prison Smuggling – How Can Drones Influence This?

The world of prison smuggling is all too real. People routinely attempt to get things both inside and outside prison that they shouldn’t. However, for the most part, guards and security officers have a good grip on the situation. But what would happen if a new element was introduced into the world of prison smuggling, one which was harder to police and much less conspicuous? Drones - A Challenge ...

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Protecting Festivals From Drones

Drones could pose a safety risk at open-air festivals Large crowds and drones don’t mix, indeed operating a drone within 150m of open-airgatherings of more than 1000 people is illegal in the UK. As the summer festival season is drawing to a close the illegal use of drones at open air events should be considered by event organisers in the future. Drones could be used to capture imagery and potentia...

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DJI Spy Drones and HMS Queen Elizabeth

Two significant drones stories emerge this week It has been reported that a hobby drone was used to take many minutes of drone footage of the UK’s £3bn Aircraft Carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, before landing on the deck of the ship. I am as amazed as the ‘drone enthusiast’ was of the total lack of security which allowed this to happen unchallenged. Although the ship is conducting its sea trials and...

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UK Considers ‘Red Flag Act’ for Drones

Will the Department for Transport's recommendations for drone regulation harm the fledgling industry? In 1865 Britain introduced the 'Locomotives on Highways Act'. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'. The act stipulated that all mechanically powered road vehicles (cars) must: Have three drivers. Not exceed 4 mph (6.4 kph) on the open road and 2 mph (3.2 kph) in towns. Be preceded by a man o...

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DJI Takes Steps to Remove its Drones From the Battlefield

.The world’s leading commercial drone manufacturer, DJI, appear to have stepped into the conflict in Syria and Iraq. They have designated large areas of both countries as ‘no fly zones’ for its drones. Drones used in conflict Recent reports of ISIS using commercial drones to drop various munitions onto Iraqi forces (supported by the West)  have surfaced. Could these new flight restrictions indicat...

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The Anti-Drone Revolution: 22 Companies Building Killer Drone Tech Today from DronesX

Article from James Carlini on 22 counter drone businesses in the world featuring Drone Defence There have been some new efforts in employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect and protect critical intelligent infrastructure of organizations (power grids, railways, and communication networks). UAVs have their primary roots embedded in military applications which have also been growing in s...

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Drone Aircraft Recognition Playing Cards – WarDrones

WarDrones - Drone Combat Cards For a little bit of fun and to act as a training aid Drone Defence has launched ‘Top Trumps’ style card game for some of the most popular commercial drones. Following the example of the Cold-War US Army Graphic Training Aids, the cards are designed to be used as aircraft recognition cards for security operatives and contain each drone’s vital statistics. The f...

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UK National Landmarks are being swarmed by illegal drones.

Drone Defence can help protect tourist attractions from unwanted drones A quick search on Google will bring up plenty of videos of illegal drones being flown around UK national landmarks and tourist attractions. Attractions like Stonehenge have a huge draw for would-be drone videographers but little do they know they could be risking injuries or worse to other air users and visitors on the ground...

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