Airobotics receives “world’s first” approval to fly automated commercial drones above major metropolis


Airobotics has received what has been described as the “world’s first approval” to fly over a major metropolis.

As part of Singapore’s response to protect the public’s health during the coronavirus crisis, The Home Team Science & Technology Agency (HTX) of Singapore, has partnered with Airobotics, through its local partner, SJ Defence, the defence arm of Surbana Jurong Group.

HTX, a statutory board of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, is using Airobotics’ drone technology to augment Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) efforts in policing during this period to fly above a major industrial estate area to track anomalies such as congregations of people during the Circuit Breaker Period in Singapore.

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The technology complements police operations by using real-time aerial data broadcasted by Airobotics’ automated drone technology to accelerate the feedback process and help the SPF make better informed decisions.

To support the drone operations, SJ Defence provides logistics management, operations coordination and ground safety observers.

Ran Krauss, CEO and co-founder of Airobotics, commented: “We are proud to work with HTX to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. What started off as a vision has now become a reality. We are one step closer to making drones an everyday reality in cities.”

As a completely automatic unmanned aerial system, Airobotics explained how it is the first of its kind in the global market.

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