FWPD’s new Autel Dragonfish drone expected to save lives
The Fort Wayne Police department is nearing a new addition to its arsenal. Last week's city council meeting approved purchasing an Autel Dragonfish Standard Drone for $119,500. The department expects to begin using the drone within the next three months.
“I'm pretty excited,” said Matt Rowland, who works with FWPD's air support unit. “We've been talking about this drone for a while, we originally put it in our budget for last May.”
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Rowland says that the new Autel Dragonfish drone's battery will last much longer, and it can fly farther away.
Rowland said that the FWPD in Indiana could use the new drone for tasks like Search and Rescue and monitoring an area, as well as more advanced tasks like protecting dignitaries.
“I really think it's going to save lives,” Rowland said.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of the Dragonfish drone from Autel Robotics.
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