New 140 MPH First Responder Drone Can Recharge Itself In Flight
Sonin Hybrid's new police drones come equipped with flashing lights, sirens, sensors, and cameras. Read the article to learn its other quirks.
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Sonin Hybrid, an Atlanta-based drone manufacturer, has just unveiled a 140 mph (225 km/h) drone built exclusively for first responders, called the Sonin Hybrid Recruit.
The firm says it is in the process of patenting a technology that allows its drones to recharge during flight.
It claims the Recruit can fly for over three hours and is able to reach speeds over three times faster than most of the fastest commercial drones currently available.
Despite the increasing prevalence of drones used by police, firefighters, and government officials, not many drones currently available are designed specifically for first responders.
This is largely down to the limitations of battery-powered drones, which typically must reach a charging point within a short period of time, meaning long-range missions aren't viable.
In a press release shared on PRWeb, Sonin Hybrid reported that its Recruit drone's enhanced capabilities will "keep first responders safe and extend their missions" in a way that hasn't been possible before.