AeroDefense has announced that MetLife Stadium has selected the AeroDefense Drone Detection System, AirWarden™, to provide an early warning system for drones. MetLife Stadium is home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants and hosts many large-scale events including concerts, international soccer, and college football games.
MetLife Stadium is in close proximity to Teterboro Airport where there are significant FAA regulations that govern flying a drone.
According to an AerDefense press release: “MetLife Stadium in 2017 began to evaluate many different types of drone detection systems, including radar, radio frequency (RF), acoustic, and camera systems.
“RF is currently the best solution to identify where the drone and operator are, and the only one that we found that can detect the drone and controller when the RF connection is first established,” said Daniel DeLorenzi, Vice President Security & Safety Services at MetLife Stadium. “Therefore, it’s possible that we can detect the drone before it even takes off.”
“Once a controller or drone is detected, AirWarden notifies MetLife Stadium security staff so they can respond immediately. The system has been extensively tested in a stadium environment to ensure reliable detection and a low false-positive rate,” says the company.
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