Robotican, a company based in southern Israel, plans to provide its Goshawk drones as first responders to police, ambulance, and fire services throughout Israel. In order to integrate the Goshawk safely into civil airspace, Robotican is collaborating with High Lander to benefit from the company’s Uncrewed Traffic Management (UTM) system Universal UTM.
According to the press release, the Goshawks will receive flight plan approvals and adjustments, real-time flight monitoring and in-flight conflict warnings, as well as prioritizing first response drones over other drones, in the same way that first-response road units receive right of way of the road. Together, the systems could provide a nationwide network of first response drones that operate as a harmonious part of the civilian airspace.
Robotican reports completion of the first stage of integration with the conclusion of successful simulated flights.
Originally designed as a drone interceptor, the Goshawk can launch in less than 10 seconds and reach speeds of 110 kph. Unaffected by ground obstacles, the Goshawk will get to scenes first and provide first responders with information via its high-quality camera. This means that ground teams will be able to assess situations before arrival and be better prepared to take immediate action – for example, how to best put out a fire, or what medical care is needed. In the case of crime scenes, the drone will establish presence, which can deter criminal behaviour and prevent damage to property and harm to officers.
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