Category Archives: Law Enforcement

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Begins Use of UAS for Dangerous, Hostile and Life-Saving Operations

UAS_Press_Conf_+011217_1The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is taking full advantage of leading technology to gain a two-fold benefit:  Obtain a more informative vantage point, and increase safety for sworn personnel and civilians during certain tactical response operations.

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Airborne Detect and Avoid System Tests on Guardian

DRR 113 3-FixedGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced the successful operational testing of a Detect and Avoid (DAA) system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar (DRR) aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Guardian Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator B RPA. The DAA system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and Sensor Tracker, specifically designed for DAA.

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