The new ‘Star Wars’ is still waiting on its DroneShield

Drone pilots have been capturing photos and video from above the scenes of the new Star Wars Episode VIIrevealinghalf-built Millennium Falcon and a black X-Wing fighter parked in the verdant English countryside about 50 miles outside London. Those leaks might have been prevented, Motherboard reports, if only Pinewood Studios had received its DroneShield on time.

The DroneShield is an early detection system that relies on “common drone acoustic signatures,” according to the company, sussing out hobbyist drones that are too small to be picked up by radar. The system sends a text message or email alert when a drone is nearby, which would theoretically give Pinewood Studios enough time to pull a tarp over the Millenium Falcon. (That…

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