DJI halts production of its AeroScope drone detection product
DJI has discontinued production and sale of the AeroScope drone detection and identification system that has been adopted by airports, government agencies, and private businesses as a tool to keep airspaces around their facilities safe from unauthorized UAV penetration.
DJI made no formal announcement of it halting manufacturing of new AeroScope units, with the information it had pulled the plug on the drone detection platform appearing in a pop-up screen on the product page. Options to buy the product are also absent on the site, though it was still available for purchase or rental at some UAV dealers and service providers.
Given the increasing demand for drone detection and identification tech amid the rising numbers of UAVs in the skies, the move by DJI to end its AeroScope activities may seem counter intuitive. But the expanding number of specialized companies providing full-scale alternatives – covering identification, producer and model type, pilot…