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Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS Utilized for Aerial Intelligence During Summer Olympics

Published: 18 Oct 2016

Aeryon Labs SkyRanger sUAS

Aeryon Labs has announced that the company successfully deployed its small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) solutions during the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

Operated by the Brazilian Federal Police Tactical Operations Command (COT), Aeryon sUAS were used to acquire high-resolution aerial imagery at local event sites from vantage points which could not be accessed by manned aircraft. All video and telemetry captured by the Aeryon SkyRanger was also securely distributed to stakeholders in the Central Command Centre, from where all event security activities were coordinated. The real-time situational awareness provided by the Aeryon solution enabled effective mission planning and the appropriate allocation of on-the-ground resources.

Aeryon provided the Brazilian Federal Police and other public safety agencies with a turnkey sUAS solution that included:

  • SkyRanger unmanned aircraft and payloads for all-weather, day- and night-time operations
  • Software-based flight control platform for autonomous flight operations
  • AeryonLive, which delivers video and telemetry securely to all mission participants with less than 10 seconds latency, even in congested network environments
  • On-site training and application expertise, including assessment of the operating environment, regulatory support, and network configuration and testing

“Aeryon continues to make significant investments in sUAS capabilities to serve the public safety market,” said Dave Kroetsch, President and CEO, Aeryon. “We are proud to have partnered with the Brazilian authorities to help ensure a safe and successful Summer Games.”

“Aeryon was the only UAS provider to present us a complete solution which satisfied not only our requirements, but those of the local aviation authorities,” said Brazilian Federal Police Tactical Operations Command Coordinator. “The Aeryon solution delivered actionable visual information in a variety of scenarios, and has become an indispensable asset for high-profile missions such as this.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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