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New detection system targets threat of drones

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U.K.-based marine security firm Martek Marine has launched a drone detection and defeat system that enables megayachts to detect and identify commercial drones within a range of 20-plus kilometers.

The D-Fence provides GPS positioning of both the drone and the pilot, along with the drone’s speed and heading. According to a company statement, configurable and escalating stage alarms allow a threat level to be assessed in real time. Once a real drone threat has been established, the system enables an “exclusion zone” of 500-plus meters to be created around the yacht, according to Martek. Should the drone approach this exclusion zone, its control/video signal will be blocked, forcing it to land or return to its operator.

The system is designed to address the growing threat that drones pose to privacy, safety and security onboard high-profile yachts.

For more information, visit martek-marine.com.

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  1. a yachtie

    I wonder how this will work with crew of closely anchored vessels trying to get footage of the general scenery or their own vessel, that range of protection seems a little excessive.

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