In an act that poses serious security questions, ten China made high-tech drones – DJI Phantom-4 PRO drones outfitted with advanced satellite navigation system were seized at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore last week. Reports suggest that the seizure has sparked a probe into the matter with authorities carrying out searches in Chennai and Bangalore.
What’s even more alarming is that the drone, one of the most sophisticated of its kind can be tracked from anywhere, live stream photos and videos and is even equipped with a feature called Tap-by-Use that enables users to zero in on an individual in a crowd on his screen and track the person.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is the most sophisticated in design and trumps form over function. It is outfitted with intuitive controls and delivers the results. According to K Ramachandra, National Mission for Micro Air Vehicles, the drone poses serious threats as the machine is so small and lightweight that it cannot be discernible at a maximum height. He cited the lock and track feature is alarming and can be used to single out VIP movements.
This has definitely set the alarm bells ringing and Indian authorities are actively seeking out leads on flying objects such as drones and gliders, following an alert from the Indian Air Force Southern Command.
Here are some of the features of the drone: the Phantom 4 Pro packs a drool-worthy camera with a 20-megapixel sensor. It delivers clear, impeccable footage shots in both a low light and naturally well-lit environment. When it comes to videos, it can shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. It also comes with a second battery that allows to get more use out of it.
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Richa Bhatia is a seasoned journalist with six-years experience in reportage and news coverage and has had stints at Times of India and The Indian Express. She is an avid reader, mum to a feisty two-year-old and loves writing about the next-gen technology that is shaping our world.