Atlas partnered with the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State (PMERJ) to leverage the company’s flagship autonomous UAS product, the AtlasPRO, as part of the security efforts for the Copa America.
Reportedly marking the first instance in which MESH multi-drone UAS technology has been approved for usage to secure a major sporting event, the AtlasPRO was flown along the perimeter of the Maracanã Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in South America, during the tournament’s finals.
The AtlasPRO system was used in both single and multi-UAS missions to gather data on public safety hazards and facilitate emergency response.
Ivan Tolchinsky, founder and CEO of Atlas, commented: “Advanced first responders like the PMERJ are increasingly embracing smart technologies such as autonomous UAS to significantly bolster their security capabilities.”
Adding: “As the leading provider of tactical and autonomous UAS, we power first responders around the world with high-caliber, cost-effective, end-to-end UAS solutions that provide timely, accurate data and help save both lives and money.”
Commander of the Choque Special Forces, Colonel Andre Batista said it allows his team to stay at the forefront of security work.
He explained: “As the force responsible for assuring the security of the residents of Rio and the Copa America tournament, we were determined to use the most advanced technological capabilities available on the market to serve our mission needs. Deploying AtlasPRO helped us guarantee security for the Copa America tournament efficiently and cost-effectively.”