Star Wars ordered a Drone Deflector Shield

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Die Pinewood Studios, in denen grade die neuen Star Wars-Teile gedreht werden, hatten im Sommer ein Deflektor Drone Shield von einer gleichnamigen Firma bestellt, um Leaks wie den dieses einen X-Wing zu verhindern. Drone Shield durften ihr Produkt aber nicht ausliefern, wegen Exportbestimmungen und sowas. Frei nach Palpatine: „Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield won't be operational when your friends arrive.“

[Pinewood Studios] ordered one "DroneShield," a product that can supposedly detect the presence of drones nearby. According to the company, a DroneShield can "provide advanced warning of helicopters and drones commonly used by paparazzi and media. Alerts are sent by email or SMS and can be linked to alarm and security response teams and data collected is preserved for subsequent legal proceedings."

In any case, the folks over at DroneShield say that Pinewood Studios never actually got the product: The State Department keeps close tabs on products like these that are shipped overseas, and a rep at DroneShield told me the company's export application never went through. So, no DroneShield to protect against Star Wars leaks.

Star Wars Ordered a 'DroneShield' to Prevent Leaks On Set (via /.)