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Small Drones Compulsory Registration Of Japan's New Regulations

Small Drones Compulsory Registration Of Japan's New Regulations

Japan began to implement a mandatory registration system for unmanned aerial vehicles such as small drones on June 20, in order to quickly lock the holder in the event of an accident or dispute.

Under the new regulations, drones that weigh more than 100 grams, including batteries, must be registered with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The holder must declare the name, address, model of the drone body and other information, and obtain the drone identification code after paying the handling fee, and display the identification code on the body through stickers and other forms. When the drone is flying, it sends information through short-range wireless communication "Bluetooth" so that the relevant management party can receive and record it.

Those who use unregistered drones in violation of regulations will face up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 500,000 yen.

In Japan,As technology develops and the endurance of small drones improves, small drones have been widely used in photography, surveying, pesticide spraying and other occasions, and the security risks associated with them have also increased.

Unauthorized drones breaking into no-fly zones frequently occur.Japan's newly revised aviation law expands the management of drones flying in densely populated areas.

Prior to this, the flying conditions of drones in Japan were still harsh, with dense urban no-fly zones and registered take-off weight restrictions (below 200g). Now, registering drones is the only option for legal flying.

Major Drone Flight Manufacturers Enable 'Remote ID'

Skydio equips aircraft with remote ID function to support drone registration requirements

Skydio has announced that the aircraft offered by Japan are equipped with Remote ID capability. Compatible models are "Skydio 2", "Skydio 2+" and "Skydio X 2". There is no need to install external devices, users can update the aircraft firmware and application by themselves, and complete the registration process.

DJI JAPAN will support the built-in remote ID function by updating the firmware of some models sold in Japan. The models that announced the launch of ID are DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mavic 3 Cine, DJI Mini 2, DJI Air 2S, Matrice 300 RTK, DJI Matrice 30, DJI Matrice 30T, AGRAS T30, AGRAS T10.

The drones produced and sold by Autelrobotics are mainly for the European and American markets, but we also abide by the drone management regulations. For Japanese users who are preparing for technical updates to support the remote ID service, when the remote ID is mandatory, the user must purchase an external remote ID that meets the requirements. equipment and mounted on drones to comply with air law regulations.

Eames Robotics Announces "Remote ID Solution"

Get instant location information on drones equipped with Remote ID, which receives Remote ID information from various manufacturers, displays flight locations on the app's map, and enables identification and log analysis.The device will launch in August.