Airobotics Optimus City Drone Infrastructure

The Optimus Drone and Airbase in Urban Environment (Credit: Airobotics)

Airobotics Deploys Optimus Urban Drone Infrastructure in the UAE

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

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Israeli drone manufacturer Airobotics has announced that it is supplying a UAE government entity with additional drone systems and services for the deployment of a larger fleet that will make use of Airobotics’ Optimus Urban Drone Infrastructure.

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The customer previously placed an initial systems and services order at the Dubai Expo, during which Airobotics performed thousands of autonomous drone flights under challenging environmental conditions within densely populated areas.

Designed to function as a network of smart drones connected to an urban control center, the Airobotics system will serve as a municipal infrastructure granting a range of automated data solutions. The deployed Urban Drone Infrastructure’s main purpose is to allow for faster response times by security and rescue forces to emergency situations, assisting law enforcement and homeland security operations, and streamlining municipality services. Airobotics is also exploring drone parcel delivery and other smart city applications for the infrastructure.

The company believes its Optimus Urban Drone Infrastructure will be widely deployed across this specific UAE city over the next few years, with two systems already deployed, and completion of this new transaction bringing the total to four.

Active in several countries including the UAE, Airobotics has plans with other customers to establish permanent infrastructure which rely on fleets of autonomous drones able to operate as an information supplying taskforce. The infrastructure is designed for urban environments and strategic facilities necessitating immediate security, monitoring and emergency response. Each system features a smart airbase providing automated battery changes, the automated loading and installation of sensors appropriate for each specified mission, and a range of up to 80 square kilometers covering the perimeter of the airbase. The drones can be activated for longer, more complicated missions, and flights are monitored by remote operators in a command and control center.

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