DroneShield products were utilized by the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers for the protection of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the 70th season of professional stock car racing in the United States, and is a top tier global racing event with substantial security requirements.
Texas Motor Speedway is located in Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of the key tracks for the NASCAR events.
(See the Full Race Highlights at Texas Motor Speedway. Courtesy of NASCAR and YouTube)
Monitoring of drone activity at high profile mass events has become an important component of event management, similar to perimeter access control or participant credentialing.
DroneShield’s products DroneSentinel (drone detection), DroneSentry (integrated detect and defeat) and DroneGun (drone interception) were deployed in co-ordination with the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers to determine where drones may be operating and intercept them accordingly.
“2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is a high security profile event, designated code orange by the relevant US federal government agencies,” explained Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Managing Director and CEO.
“We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this.”
“Every NASCAR event is complex, and the selection of DroneShield as the sole provider of counter-drone products for the aerial protection of NASCAR is a testament to the quality and capability of our product suite.”
“We also believe that this is significant for DroneShield in that this is the first known live operational use of all three of our key products – DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun – by U.S. law enforcement.”
(See in Action! Courtesy of DroneShield and YouTube)
“We selected DroneShield’s products for drone security at the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following extensive considerations of the effectiveness, features and costs of the various alternatives,” said Officer Eric Skinner of the Fort Worth Police.
“We are grateful to DroneShield for providing our numerous attendees and us as the organizers with peace of mind in the aerial domain.”
Recently DroneShield’s technology’s were deployed at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and at the Olympics in PyeongChang.
Based in Sydney, Australia and Virginia, USA, DroneShield’s leadership brings world-class expertise in engineering and physics, combined with deep experience in defense, intelligence, and aerospace.
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