Nightingale expands its autonomous drone contract with US police


Nightingale Intelligent Systems has grown its autonomous security drone contract with the San Pablo Police Department, in the US.

The California-based San Pablo Police Department (SPPD) will invest in two additional Ai-powered Blackbird Robotic Aerial Security (RAS) systems, bringing their total to five systems, which will be used to give the police improved citywide drone coverage and support the San Pablo department’s ‘Drone as a First Responder’ (DFR) program.

The contract is worth close to $500,000, and includes maintenance, repair and upgrade services. Nightingale says the San Pablo Police Department is a long-term partner, and the group expects to further expand city drone coverage over the coming years.

“The strategic expansion with the San Pablo Police Department is a strong validation of Nightingale’s RAS solution and signals a larger industry trend towards the utilisation of ‘drone in a box’ technology for semi-autonomous first responder missions,” Nightingale said in a company statement.

“The SPPD’s continued investment underscores the transformational impact of Blackbird RAS in swiftly responding to 911 calls, gunshot incidents, and other emergencies.”

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