Drone Seizure and Recovery- How to Handle a Downed Aircraft is a WhitePaper by SkySafe‘s Sarah Frances, Director of Reverse Engineering.

Criminal use of drones is driving the need for sophisticated detection and counter-drone systems. Getting this technology into the hands of those who need it most – stadiums, prisons, airports, border patrol, critical infrastructure facilities – is only one piece of the solution. In the Detection -> Mitigation -> Recovery -> Forensic Investigation lifecycle, it is often an organization’s front-line workers who are left to handle the Recovery portion, but with little support or training around best practices for doing so. If the Recovery phase is mishandled, this can lead to a breakdown of the potential for follow-on examination. We should be empowering first responders with the knowledge needed to ensure proper seizure and recovery of a downed drone and enable them to lay the essential groundwork for a successful prosecution.

Drone Seizure and Recovery- How to Handle a Downed Aircraft contains the following major sections:

  • Introduction
  • Safe Seizure and Recovery
  • Chain of Custody
  • Safe Short and Long-Term Storage
  • Battery Handling
  • In-Depth Training

This WhitePaper was published with the permission of SkySafe. The paper is attached below.