Autonomous drone provider Atlas recently partnered with the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State to launch the company’s flagship AtlasPRO to bolster the agency’s security efforts for the Copa America soccer tournament.
Company officials say this is the first instance in which MESH multi-drone UAS technology has been approved for a major sporting event,
Pilots flew the AtlasPRO drone along the perimeter of the Maracanã Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in South America, during the tournament’s final series. The AtlasPRO system was used in both single and multi-UAS missions to gather data on public safety hazards and prepare emergency response.
According to an Atlas statement, the AtlasPRO enables “fully and semi-autonomous missions with a high endurance of 50 minutes of flight time and a range of 10 km.”
The AtlasPRO offers multi-node communication capability, which allows a single