DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) ("DroneShield" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Boston Police Department as the exclusive drone security provider for the 2017 Boston Marathon, to be held on 17 April 2017.
- DroneShield has been selected as the exclusive drone security provider for the 2017 Boston Marathon by the Boston Police Department.
- Prestigious event continues to build on the relationship between DroneShield and Boston PD.
- Underscores reliability and high performance of the DroneShield system in complex, large crowd environments.
Boston Marathon is a high profile annual sporting event, attracting over 500,000 participants and spectators each year. The event was the site of a tragic terrorist bombing in 2013, with a number of fatalities and injuries.
DroneShield was the exclusive drone security provider for Boston Marathon in 2015 and 2016, with this year's deployment building on the successful relationship DroneShield has enjoyed with Boston PD.
Boston MarathonDroneShield's systems will be placed at strategic points of the marathon course, with ability to provide immediate, real time alerts to the relevant Boston Police Department officers and other security personnel, giving them the ability to localise and neutralise a potential drone threat.
This deployment unscores the need for a portable drone detection and mitigation solution in the global market. It also illustrates DroneShield's ability to provide drone security to both permanent installations and temporary events and positions DroneShield for other sporting, pop-up, and otherwise temporary deployment sitiuations, in addition to permanent installations. DroneShield is actively working on penetrating these market segments, as well as on increased penetration of the law enforcement market and will update the market when/if material developments in this area occur.