AUSTRALIA’S Civil Aviation and Safety Authority is installing DJI Aeroscope drone detection technology at Sydney Harbour and Australian airports despite U.S. cybersecurity concerns.
Peter Gibson, a spokesman for CASA told SMH he had no concerns about Australia’s choice of technology partner.
“Relevant security issues were taken into account when selecting the contractor,” Gibson said. “A number of different technologies are being used by the contractor.”
According to DJI spokesman Adam Lisberg, AeroScope cannot spy on Australian airport systems, or any other airport systems, or anything else.
“AeroScope receives radio signals from DJI drones and uses that information to display their location on a map,” Lisberg said.
CASA is working with Counter Drone Solutions, an Australian distributor of DJI.