Nine drones to form Chennai Police’s Mobile Drone Unit
These will include quick-response special payload drones, long-range surveillance drones and one life guard drone, and are likely to be stationed at the city’s beaches or its shopping hub, Pondy Bazaar
A total of nine drones, including six quick-response special payload drones, two long-range surveillance drones and one life guard drone will form the new ‘Drone Police Unit’ of the Greater Chennai Police. The Tamil Nadu government issued orders sanctioning ₹3.60 crore for the formation of the drone unit earlier this month.
The G.O. followed an announcement made by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in the Assembly that a Mobile Drone Unit would be formed as part of the Greater Chennai Police.
The quick-response special payload drone will be multi-rotor capable of interchangeable payloads, and will have a HD camera with thermal/night vision. It will be capable of live stream video, and will also have a 100-gram loudspeaker for public announcements. The 2.5 kg drone, has a 2 km…