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Drone Incident At Airport: Resident Safety Paramount

Police investigated a drone flying in the Kapiti Coast Airport vicinity after a plane coming into land spotted it at approximately 500ft.

Airport chief executive Chris Simpson said the activity was unauthorised.

“The person flying the drone had not notified us or sought our approval to fly in the airport air space which is incredibly dangerous,” Simpson said.

Reported on scoop.co.nz: Read the entire article here.

How Department 13’s advanced technology could assist in the commercial industry 

  • Department 13 can help monitor airspace surrounding airports, with our technology providing early warnings of potential drone threats to airport security.
  • Our drone detection sensor and correlation engine Atlas13 and Scout13 can successfully integrate with existing airport security systems/CCTV in place, meaning there is a low technical liability to the airport, enhancing the security architecture.
  • With a range of 4km+ detection, Atlas and Scout combined will give airport personnel early warning of drone threats. These alerts give the airport sufficient time to deploy personnel to respond.

Contact Department 13 to find out how we can assist your industry or specific requirements. All communications are strictly confidential.  

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