Drone Forensic Investigations

The use of drones used by negligent or nefarious actors is becoming more and more prevalent in the commission of criminal offences.  This includes, but not limited to, offences such as:

  • Hostile Reconnaissance / Voyeurism / ISR
  • Conveyance of prohibited articles into prisons
  • Unauthorised airspace incursions

Drone forensics is a sub-discipline of digital forensics relating to the recovery of digital evidence or data from a drone under forensically controlled conditions. The term drone forensics usually refers to the drone (UAV) itself; however, it can also relate to any connected device which forms part of the unmanned aerial system (UAS), such as the wireless remote control, attached cameras or other connected devices.  A Drone usually has a Ground Control Station (GCS) which can be a bespoke device or mobile phone, this forms part of the UAS.

Recover Data From Drones

Aerial Defence Ltd utilises expert forensic techniques to carry out forensic acquisition of data from drones.

What Data is Recoverable?

  • Serial number of the drone / aircraft
  • Where the drone has flown to and from
  • Time and date of flights
  • Duration of flights
  • Distance, speed and height of flights along with other telemetry
  • Photos / videos taken during a flight
  • Attribution relating to who may have operated the aircraft
  • Wifi Data | SSID | MAC | IP

In many cases, the above artefacts can be represented on a map to provide a graphical representation which is easy to understand.  This information can be used in conjunction with other information to provide a comprehensive picture.

Expert Reports

As an expert witness, our commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and reliability is unwavering. We take great pride in compiling comprehensive reports that adhere to the Criminal Procedure guidelines.

These meticulously crafted reports serve as an essential pillar of the justice system, providing legal professionals with an authoritative and trustworthy source of information.

Our team of experienced forensic experts follows rigorous protocols to ensure that our reports are not only accurate but also fully CPIA compliant.
By leveraging cutting-edge technology and a deep understanding of drone digital forensics, we meticulously document and present evidence in a manner that supports the principles of fairness and transparency in legal proceedings. We understand the critical role our reports play in the pursuit of justice, and we are committed to delivering the highest calibre of expertise to assist in your case.