Drones pose a significant threat to yachts and their occupants from the perspective of privacy and personal safety.
Fortunately, there is a way to counter this type of attack with the DJI Aeroscope radar system.
This solution is already active in protecting many yachts and VIP residences. It can be customized for any type of need and installation.
Real-time alerts can be configured for DJI drones with tracking up to a distance of 20 km.
But what is the most effective method of building a virtual security shield around a ship? You will find out by continuing to read this article.
Superyachts: why they need drone defense
Defense against drones has become an imperative for a number of reasons.
Violation of privacy
Sumptuous and luxurious, superyachts are a big draw for the rich and famous. In turn, these floating palaces offer a great opportunity for paparazzi always on the lookout for a private photo of the VIP.
With Aeroscope you can intercept a DJI drone up to 20km away and prevent any kind of privacy violation. Even drones equipped with 200x zoom would not have the ability to take photos or videos.
Such violation of privacy is perhaps the most significant reason to implement drone defense aboard a yacht, protecting the integrity of VIP passengers.
Paparazzi are not the only problem. Drones can also be used for reconnaissance missions by pirates planning to kidnap a high-profile individual or prepare a robbery of the vessel or the goods inside (watches, valuables, etc.)
Even while navigating at any speed, the DJI Aeroscope system can be used to perform real-time tracking and search for DJI drones up to 20Km away.
The DJI Aeroscope system, through the use of the SDK, can also be integrated into maritime navigation radar.
If an internet or satellite connection is present, the system can send real-time alerts to an operations center that can monitor everything remotely.
Countering a drone attack on a superyacht
Installing drone defense aboard a yacht, either during construction or afterwards, is very simple.
The DJI Aeroscope system consists of IP-protected antennas that can be installed outside and a personal computer (server) that can be installed inside.
The antennas are connected to the notebook exclusively with a network cable and powered by a simple power supply. The wiring is very simple and non-invasive.
A drone defense system provides real-time data acquisition to enable early identification of an approaching drone by providing time to gauge threat levels and take appropriate action.
In nations where it is allowed, the crew can use special “guns” called jammers that can capture or repel the drone by simply targeting it as early as 1,000 meters away.
How DJI Aeroscope Works
DJI Aeroscope identifies all DJI drones that account for 93% of the world market.
These are the main features:
Detection: alert with email, push or sound notification when the drone violates a predefined geographical area or enters the monitored airspace. Multiple alert rules can be configured.
Classification: identifies drone model, position, height, distance and speed.
Tracking: monitors the path and obtains GPS positions of the drone and pilot.
Reporting: makes daily, weekly or monthly reports on threats received and approach patterns. Saves all the serial numbers of drones that have approached to see if it is always the same subject or different pilots.
Our experience and installation costs
Dronedubai is an official DJI Enterprise dealer since 2008 and have carried out numerous installations of the DJI Aeroscope system to protect: VIP residences, Civil Airports, nuclear power plants, companies with patent copying risks, prisons, etc.
We have cooperated with companies all over the world and can offer support and training services completely remotely.
This greatly reduces installation costs and allows the user to afford more installations.
DJI Aeroscope, compared with similar systems, has a cost of 1/10 because it is produced in large scale. The antennas are completely passive and therefore do not need any permission to be installed.