Drone Defence’s AeroPing is first FAA-approved UK remote ID unit
As the September 16 deadline nears for drones to be broadcasting required craft and flight data under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) remote ID rules, UAV tech company Drone Defence says its AeroPing module has become the first UK-made transmitter to be approved for use by the US regulator.
Headquartered in Nottinghamshire, Drone Defence revealed its AeroPing remote ID device had gotten the green light after a long and taxing testing process by the FAA, making it the first UK module of its kind to gain authorization for use in the US. The company says the small, lightweight transponder can be easily attached to craft for broadcasting data required by rules already applicable to most manufacturer UAVs since late last year, and extended to older drones come September.
With the exception of vehicles under 250 grams flown exclusively for recreational purposes, the FAA remote ID rules applicable to all drones starting September 16 will require craft…