The squadron of the 60th security force at the Travis Air Force Base in California recently had a new Sentry: a small quadrotor.
According to reports, the force received the first unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured by Easy Air company in last December. According to the latest news, it will provide additional base security awareness to analyze and transmit potential threats before Air Force soldiers go to the scene. Unmanned aerial vehicles can send out “fence alarms, fire alarms or other dangerous signals”. Officials said, just like the sweeping robot that can sweep and return to the base, the UAV can be automatically deployed through programming, search for the area and return to charge before the next flight.
The project instructor of the squadron, Chief Sergeant Joshua Hicks (Joshua Hicks), said that the plan would have various impacts on the Air Force. He said that the small unmanned aerial vehicle system (sUAS) “has the ability to assist civil engineering in dealing with fires, tail check and repair…… This is just the beginning.”
The report also mentioned that last month, the US Air Force announced that the security forces at Tindal air force base in Florida would take the lead in using “robot dog” to patrol with air force soldiers. Like a four-axis aircraft, the semi-autonomous robot developed by Ghost Robotics company will be used for additional security work when defending the base.
It is said that the US military’s constant overweight measures are to better defend the base, because the threat of hostile small unmanned aerial vehicles used to interfere with operations or monitor aircraft is increasing.