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Great atmosphere and huge success for drones!

The BRIC joined forces with Brussels Prevention and Security on 21 July
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The 21 July festivities (Belgian National Day) provided an opportunity  for Brussels Prevention and Security (BPS) to be introduced to the general public!
Our colleagues David Huygh and Mohamed Mounaim were at the Brussels Prevention and Security stand to answer the many questions from visitors about the drones being presented!

BPS has indeed acquired five micro-drones, now at the disposal of the six police zones and the emergency services in the Brussels Region, to help them carry out their missions.
The advantages of this solution are undeniable, particularly compared with the use of a helicopter:

  • much lower cost per mission
  • very rapid deployment
  • extremely easy to transport (in a backpack)
  • fewer risks for the operator, who can remain at distance from the danger zone

The models presented

The U130 model will be used for inspection missions. It can take 20 megapixel photographs, manually or automatically. This drone can be visible during its mission, which explains why it is yellow. It is also equipped with a safety parachute.

The NX110 model will be used for discreet missions. It is equipped with a day camera with a x10 optical zoom or a night camera (LWIR). Its RAL7040 colour (window grey) makes it stealthy when in flight and it is very quiet.

The two micro-drones with integrated GPS fly at a speed of 12 m/s (approximately 43.2 km/h) and can withstand winds up to 36 km/h. They have a scope of action of 1 km and a maximum altitude of 2200 m, with an operating capacity of 20 minutes per battery.Hhandmade using materials that are resistant to water, dust and shocks (such as carbon, titanium and aluminium intended especially for aeronautics), they are very sturdy.

The drones are controlled by an ergonomic GCI (Ground Control Interface) with a touch screen and highly intuitive application of the various functions (video, cartography, flight parameters, etc.).

The presentation of the drones during National Day aroused a great deal of interest and curiosity among members of the public of all ages.