AtlasPRO Drones Helps Rio Police With Emergency Response Communications

Source: Dronelife - Jason Reagan

Autonomous drone provider Atlas recently partnered with the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State to launch the company’s flagship AtlasPRO to bolster the agency’s security efforts for the Copa America soccer tournament.

Company officials say this is the first instance in which MESH multi-drone UAS technology has been approved for a major sporting event,

Pilots flew the AtlasPRO drone along the perimeter of the Maracanã Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in South America, during the tournament’s final series. The AtlasPRO system was used in both single and multi-UAS missions to gather data on public safety hazards and prepare emergency response.

The AtlasPRO offers multi-node communication capability, which allows a single operator to command and control a drone network from a unified ground control system. Such tech allows the operator to divide missions among several UAS and maintain constant “eyes in the sky” using autonomous hot-swap capabilities.

“As the force responsible for assuring the security of the residents of Rio and the Copa America tournament, we were determined to use the most advanced technological capabilities available on the market to serve our mission needs,” said Colonel André Batista, Commander of the Choque Special Forces. “Deploying AtlasPRO helped us guarantee security for the Copa America tournament efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Currently, Atlas partners with police and military forces, fire departments, and other first responder organizations to deliver autonomous security drones.