Dozens Of Autel EVO II Drones Added To Monitor Sharks In NY
Governor Kathy Hochul declared on Friday a decisive step to combat the escalating rate of shark attacks this year. The state plans to significantly expand its fleet of shark-monitoring drones, incorporating dozens of Autel EVO II Enterprise V3 models, to bolster beachgoer safety along Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County coasts.
The inclusion of Autel EVO II Enterprise drones strengthens the current collection of 18 shark-monitoring drones, which are predominantly if not entirely, comprised of DJI models.
Based on the video footage, it seems that NY State purchased dozens of the Autel Robotics EVO II Dual 640T V3 Thermal Drone Enterprise Bundles that sell for well over $5,000 apiece. The drones come with two additional batteries, a smart controller, and a number of accessories.
These Chinese-made drones are part of a $1 million plan to provide a vigilant “eye in the sky” to boost beach…