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K2 Unmanned Systems Releases First American-Made Law Enforcement Tactical UAS

During the 29th Annual APSA Fly In Training, K2 Unmanned Systems LLC, which is a California-based commercial UAS manufacturer, flight ops and training company, unveiled its Knight Hawk UAS. The company says that the Knight Hawk is the first American made Law Enforcement tactical drone.

Designed with first responder operations and infrastructure inspection in mind, the Knight Hawk UAS is equipped with a variety of features including high pound payload capacity, infrared optics, and encrypted HD video downlink; all of which make it a useful tool in critical situations.

“We saw an opportunity to create positive change,” says Jason Kamdar, founder and CEO of K2 Unmanned Systems. “Society’s acceptance of drones now opens the door for first responders to use this emerging technology to enhance public safety.”

K2 Unmanned Systems says that the Knight Hawk UAS uses a closed-circuit system to make sure that telemetry data is protected when conducting flight operations and technical support is accessible anywhere in the United States.

K2 Unmanned Systems worked with IMT/Vislink to demonstrate interoperable encrypted HD video downlink technology. This transmission technology, according to the company, is fully compatible with regional agencies large platform, fixed, and rotary wing surveillance aircraft platforms, ultimately allowing for “dual use of current portable and mobile command vehicle downlink receive systems.”

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