As NYC eases drone restrictions, NYPD expands its fleet with BRINC LEMUR 2 tactical UAVs
In the wake of the city’s recent decision to introduce permitting procedures expected to ease its notoriously tight drone restrictions, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has moved to expand its own fleet by procuring cutting-edge BRINC tactical UAVs designed for use in critical situations to reduce threat to human lives.
The NYPD’s acquisition involves an unspecified number LEMUR 2 drones, which BRINC conceived and produces for deployment by police, fire, public safety, and disaster response services. Introduced last March, the aerial asset builds on the considerable tech aboard first-generation LEMUR craft. In doing so, the UAV provides forces remote access to and enhanced situational awareness of conflict and other situations in which direct human intervention would involve high risk of injury or death.
Read: BRINC launches the enhanced LEMUR 2 drone, tailored to public safety operators [Updated with video]