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DJI to offer rewards through their new ‘Bug Bounty’ program

Bug Bounty

Chinese drone maker DJI, announced the launch of its 'Bug Bounty' program on Monday. A program which aims to reward hackers and researchers for finding vulnerabilities and bugs within DJI's devices and software. The DJI Threat Identification Reward Program is part of DJI's commitment to work together with researchers and hackers to discover and rectify issues that can affect the...

Amateur drone pilot casually lands drone on Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS

A drone pilot faced next to no hurdles while landing his $500 Parrot Bebop drone on Britain's largest warship - HMS Queen Elizabeth. Last month, the unnamed drone pilot managed to capture a video footage of the landing on the 920ft carrier docked at Scottish Highlands port Invergordon and then took a few snapshots of the warship before posting them on Facebook. The...

CASA reveals detailed drone penalties for Aussie offenders

CASA

CASA has recently published the details of the fines applicable to drone operators violating the safety rules and has set harsher penalties for any further breaching of rules. One drone pilot was fined $1,440 on two counts of violations by flying in restricted airspace of the Sydney Harbour, including flying within 30 metres of civilians. Another drone incident occurred in regional NSW,...

Drone pilot under house arrest for flying drone near Tel Aviv Airport

Drone

A drone enthusiast was arrested in Israel for flying a DJI drone dangerously close to the Sde Dov Airport. The drone pilot filmed the airplanes as they were approaching the landing strip at the Airport and then proudly posted the video on Youtube. The video shot on 14th July shows Stobenzki, launching his Mavic Pro drone while being seated in an outdoor...

Pilot reports collision with drone prior to landing in Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has launched an investigation after a pilot reported his light aircraft came in contact with a drone prior to landing in Parafield  Airport, Adelaide. The police were contacted right after 7:00pm on Tuesday by the pilot. The ATSB said they would be analysing the area during Wednesday daytime to investigate any traces of drone activity...

SHOWCASE: The RedSky 2 Drone-Defender

IMIsystems announced the RedSky 2 Drone-Defender, their most effective low altitude point and air defence solution against the rising drone threat. The new Drone-Defender system underwent an extensive testing phase in January, where it was briefly tested against various conditions including day, night and adverse weather effects. IMIsystems is expecting to begin delivering its first batch of systems by this year. Last month representatives from...

Drug ring busted with $30m worth cocaine used drones to counter surveillance

Drug ring

Drug syndicate found to have used drones during meetings for counter-surveillance $30m worth cocaine and $580,000 in cash Criminals were from Australia, Canada and Britain An international drug ring that used counter-surveillance drones to stay ahead of police were busted along with $30m worth of cocaine across several raids in Melbourne on Thursday. The AFP said among the seven arrested...

DJI mods bypassing no-fly zones released by Russian company

DJI drone mod

A Russian software company named CopterSafe has released a new lineup of NFZ(No-Fly Zone) mods for the DJI drone. Coptersafe website shows NFZ mods have been programmed specially for various models of DJI drones. The mods effectively remove the range limiter and allows users to bypass the default no-fly restrictions that come with stock DJI drones. The NFZ mod works...

DJI offers bounty for tracking down drone operators

DJI

Chinese drone producer, DJI, is offering a bounty of ¥1,000,000 ($195,000) to individuals who can provide information on the operator(s) behind the drones responsible for the flight disruptions that shut down operations at a Chinese airport. Four separate flight interruption incidents occurred during April at the Chengdu Shuangliu International airport, with about 60 flight disruptions being reported on 21st April. Security officials state...

CASA warns against Aussie drones around cyclone affected areas

CASA

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued a strict warning to drone operators flying around airports in the regions affected by Cyclone Debbie in New South Wales and Queensland, ordering them to stay clear of the routes being used by emergency air services. Drone pilots scrambled to get footage of the destruction left by cyclone Debbie, subsequently posting it on social media or...

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