Evoenergy drone shot down in rural ACT

Evoenergy drone shot down in rural ACT
Evoenergy drone shot down in rural ACT

Police are investigating the shooting down of a commercial drone in rural ACT, near Tennent last Thursday.

Evoenergy was using the drone to carry out surveying work when it was shot down.

Nine Entertainemt reported that local landholders had not been notified of the surveying work.

Evoenergy has previously trialled the use of drones as a remote surveying means as it could capture better data and photos from 30 metres above the ground than a helicopter could from 300 metres in the air.

The LIDAR system inspects and detect vegetation near power lines and other assets to keep the network safe.

One local farmer said farmers were generally wary of unannounced drones in case they were being used by criminals or animal activists to spy on their properties.

 

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