Skokie Police Department to acquire new drone
The Board of Trustees of Skokie, Illinois – a commuter town of Chicago – has approved the purchase of a US$31,096 DJI Matrice M300 drone
The drone will be acquired from RMUS Unmanned Solutions, a Utah-based company, and will be used by Skokie Police Department (SPD).
The uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) is expected to be delivered by July, and will join two other drones already operated by SPD. The new aircraft is equipped with a spotlight and a thermal imaging camera with a 23-times optical zoom lens, as well as a 200-times digital zoom capability.
The aircraft also offers approximately double the flight duration of the department’s current UAVs.
Drone equipment manufacturer Elistair recently unveiled a new tethered power module for the DJI Matrice M30 drone, intended for use by emergency services.