Thales to trial drone detection and ID system at Sydney’s airport
French transport, defense, and aerospace giant Thales has been contracted by Airservices Australia to operate a trial run of its drone detection, monitoring, and identification platform at the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
Thales has an established 30-year relationship with Airservices Australia, the government-owned organization overseeing safe and efficient management of that nation’s airspace – representing about 11% of the global total. Under the trial, Thales will deploy its detection and identification platform and serve as tech integrator for Sydney airport’s Integrated Drone Surveillance System (IDSS).
Relying on over 50 years of experience in tech development for a wide array of applications and end-users, Thales will deploy its multi-sensor and advanced command and control system to locate and deal with drones that enter the Sydney airport airspace – one of the busiest in the world.
At the heart of the Thales platform is a 3D holographic…