Israeli Police trials drones as first responders in urban areas
Israeli Police have successfully conducted a trial where drones served as first responders to incidents in two suburbs of Tel Aviv with a combined population of around 154,000 residents.
Drone operator FlyTech and multi-drone operating system FlightOps played key roles in making this operational trial a success. Drone missions were carried out in the suburbs of Ramla and Lod, where two drones managed by FlyTech’s Yahav Preiss, Israel’s first commercial drone pilot licensed to operate beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), served as first responders to incidents, day and night.
When the police hotline received the call of a reported incident, the address was provided to the drone pilot in the command and control center. The pilot plugged the information into the FlightOps system and monitored the autonomous drone flight. The drone then flew to the address of the incident and transmitted the visual back to the police at the command center before being ordered…