DJI drops new firmware updates for Mini 2, Air 2S drones
New firmware updates are now available for DJI’s popular consumer drones Mini 2 and Air 2S, and they are being pushed out to enable the aircraft to wirelessly broadcast its identification information (Remote ID).
Updated firmware builds are currently rolling out over the air to Mini 2 and Air 2S users in the form of software versions 01.05.0000 and 02.04.21.90, respectively. The new firmware keenly focuses on complying with the upcoming Remote ID requirements for drones, but not in the US.
The update is aimed at users in Japan where Remote ID laws come into effect on June 20, 2022, based on the amendment made to the country’s Civil Aeronautics Act in 2020.
Drones weighing more than 100 g which are being registered in Japan’s drone registration system, DIPS-REG, after June 20 are required to support Remote ID. And if a Remote ID module is not installed in these drones, their flight will be restricted. Interestingly, aircraft registered in the DIPS-REG by…