Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) will start the installation of drone-identifying systems from next month on Australia’s drone hotspots.
Drone-identifying systems will also set up on Sydney Harbour.
The government has plans for placing monitoring sensors for some time. However, the recent move followed the UK’s Gatwick airport incident happened on last week wherein a drone disrupted flights for 72 hours.
All drone owners have to register themselves under a scheme in 2019. The UK is also working on the same feat which will restrict recreational drones of 250g or more to get registered.
Last week chaos has disrupted 140,000 air travelers at Gatwick Airport over drone sighting at the runway. The police is still investigating the issue and show the possibility of witness reports by mistake.
This incident triggered the need for a drone-sighting capability. According to Casa spokesman Peter Gibson, this surveillance system will not only spot the types of drone but will read their serial numbers and also work out on its pilot’s location.
The registration scheme for commercial drone owners will help in identifying the pilot. He further said that next year “will be a drone safety crackdown”.
Other than airports, the drone-spotting systems will also set up on other sensitive and popular locations like Sydney Harbour Bridge.
In recent months, Australia administration has shown concerns over the number of flying drones in restricted areas.
The persons, who will break the rules, could pay fines of up to 10,000 Australian dollars ($7,058; £5,600).
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