Israeli Drone Helps Secure FIFA World Cup

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IAI’s Heron UAV is actively participating in the Rio de-Janeiro security efforts during the FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil.

Photo: IAI
Photo: IAI

The Heron was deployed in Rio by the Brazillian Federal Police in close cooperation with the Brazil’s navy, as a part of a joint national security effort during the games. The Heron conducts various surveillance and tracking missions, monitoring the city and its periphery in search of suspicious activities.

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The Heron has been used by Brazil’s Federal Police since 2010, and its officers have gained a lot of experience flying the drone in a variety of operational scenarios. The system sees daily use in the service of the authorities, helping maintain security along the borders, preventing drug smuggling and more.