Article in today’s Telegraph (26/1/23) about remote ID.
Cant find an online link yet as it seems to be in the subscriber area only but from it:
"The Civil Aviation Authority has commissioned Swiss firm Murzilli Consulting to “develop a strategy for any future remote ID requirement for UK drone and remotely piloted services”.
It is understood officials are working towards a deadline of April 1 202 to get a RID system running in the UK. The plans are due to be announced in March this year.
So not content with ignoring class marks, redefining VLOS the CAA look to be restricting even further via RID requirements.
No doubt this will be the horrible system the US settled on where literally anyone with a mobile phone app can see drones in the area AND the operators location along with it even if they have no legal reason to know that.
Aeroscope is one thing but spitting out the same data to anyone and everyone within a few miles is a different league entirely.
Will update with the actual article link if/when it appears on the site itself.
Also doesn’t explain how giving “Mr Bloggs” who hates drones in his area the ability to detect them all and see where the operator is standing solves anything at all.
Confrontations will go through the roof.
You can buy clip on RID modules (pricey) to make older drones compliant.
And unfortunately DH firmware mods dont work on the latest firmware versions of the Mini 3, Mavic 3 and suspect newer drones going forward. A recent Mini 3 firmware brought in mandatory RID in the US and no rollback.
There is a lot of work going on attempting to hack the newer firmwares but so far nobody has been successful. DJI has improved its game since the Mavic 1 days where they left their private keys on a public Git repository.
Its a foregone conclusion. They want it, they just want lawyers to write a justification for wanting it.
Then they’ll adopt the same system everyone else has because it already exists and is already on drones.
The whole thing is a meaningless exercise with just the impression of it being a study.